Why wear TWO hearing aids and not ONE?

We have TWO ears for a very good reason. We hear much better when we can hear properly on both ears.

We use both eyes - the same goes for our ears

Wearing one hearing aid would be the same as wearing eye glasses with only one lens in it. When wearing one aid you do not allow the ears to work together with the brain to sort out the sounds.

As the old saying goes, two heads are better than one. That also goes for ears! But what are the actual advantages? Here's one good reason.

Have you heard about the "Lazy ear"? This is where the unaided ear tends to lose its ability to hear and understand over time. Both ears therefore need to be kept active. That's one reason for sure.

Why else are two hearing aids essential?

  • Hearing becomes much more natural with sounds coming from all around you
  • Being able to identify where the sound is coming from (like which direction is a car or bus coming from) is only possible with two aids
  • It is twice as easy to understand the words when others are speaking
  • It enables your to easily participate in conversations when there is noise around you
  • Hearing is less tiring and listening more pleasant
  • A voice that's barely heard at 3 metres with one ear can be heard up to 12 metres with two ears
  • Listening to loud sounds is shared between the two ears so is more comfortable