Our ears are remarkable listening instruments designed to work together to provide the best listening experience. Binaural listening occurs if you have a hearing loss in one, or both or your ears. If a hearing healthcare professional discovers a hearing loss in one or both of your ears, it is wise to get two hearing aids instead of one. Although one hearing aid may be the cheaper option, it will not provide the full listening experience. Two ears are essential in evaluating the depth, distance, and location of a sound as well as enhancing the range of sounds you can hear.
Hearing speech is one thing, understanding speech is another. The use of two hearing aids allows you to hear and understand speech.
Imagine listening to your favorite music through one speaker instead of two, and you will be able to appreciate the full sound provided by two hearing aids.
Why exhaust yourself straining to hear with one ear? Use two hearing aids and listen in comfort.
It is true that you can hear with one ear. However, to understand speech and evaluate its depth, distance, and location, you need the use of both ears. Although you may save money, when you weigh that against better sound quality, comfort, and improved tone, the savings diminish. Discuss the use of two hearing aids for binaural hearing loss with your hearing healthcare professional today.