Try looking around with only one eye instead of two. Or tying you shoelaces with one hand instead of two. Hearing with only one ear is the same – DIFFICULT, LIMITING AND A PHYSICAL STRAIN. When it comes to hearing, two is simply better than one.
Using both ears to hear is called binaural hearing. Our brain is wired to hear the world with two ears – it uses them to localise sounds and distinguish relevant sounds from noise.
For Hearing Aid users, wearing two instead of one has distinct advantages……
Directional Hearing technology has improved. That means it is easier and quicker to pin-point the direction sounds are coming from. If you are talking to a group of people, the conversation often shifts rapidly between speakers. Two hearing aids help you quickly locate the person talking.
In noisy situations, Speech is easier to understand with two hearing aids. People with normal hearing have the ability to separate one conversation from another. With two hearing aids, you can listen selectively to the person you’re interested in hearing.
Wearing comfort is also increased as the volume does not have to be as loud as when wearing only
one hearing aid. And the overall Sound Quality is improved.
There is considerable evidence t show that people fitted with two hearing aids are more satisfied than those wearing one, and an overwhelming majority of people with hearing loss in both ears chose two when given the choice.