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Do I Really Need Two Hearing Aids?


One of the more common questions I am asked as an Audiologist is whether two hearing aids are necessary.


If you have hearing loss in both ears, known as bilateral hearing loss, you are more than likely to benefit from hearing aids in both ears.


Let me share with you some of the reasons why two hearing aids are better than one.


By wearing two hearing aids instead of just one, you may notice you can better focus in on one speaker in a difficult listening situation where multiple people are talking at the same time.


Being able to tell where sounds are coming from is called localization and is one of the more important functions of binaural hearing.


Research has shown that when only one hearing aid is worn, the ear without a hearing aid tends to lose its ability understand clearly.


Before you decide on one hearing aid, try two. I’m positive you’ll be convinced that two is better than one.



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