Bilateral Hearing Loss
Hearing is always better with two ears. If you losing hearing in both ears (bilateral hearing loss), you are most likely a candidate for two hearing aids. Research has shown that when only one hearing aid is worn, the unaided ear tends to lose its ability to hear and understand.
Participating in conversation is more enjoyable when you can hear from both ears. Benefits include (but are not limited to):
- better speech understanding
- better ability to tell the directions of sound
- better sound quality
- smoother tone quality
- more comprehensive hearing range
- better understanding in groups and in noisy places
If You’ve Lost Hearing in Both Years You Then You Need Two Hearing Aids
If you need two hearing aids, then it is important that you wear two hearing aids. Being able to hear with both ears gives you a feeling of balanced reception of sound. One eared hearing creates an unusual feeling of sound being heard in one ear. Wearing two hearing aids generally requires less volume than one. The need for less volume results in less distortion and better reproduction of amplified sounds. Also, a lower volume control setting is better tolerance of loud sounds.
Just as you use both eyes to see clearly, you need two healthy ears to hear clearly. After all, you would not only correct one eye and leave the other one unaided! Losing hearing in both ears can be frustrating but it doesn’t have to define you. For more information about all of our hearing aid services and a FREE hearing test, call 907-644-6004 or go to www.accuratehearingsystems.com. Additionally, you can follow us on Facebook..