We need both ears to hear well. We have two ears to tell our brain from which direction sounds are coming from.
If there is hearing loss in both ears, it is usually a good idea to acquire hearing aids for both ears.
If only one ear suffers from hearing loss, we can manage with the other, but with a hearing aid in the defective ear, we can manage even better.
Some important advantages include the following:
- Your ability to localise sounds will improve: you need two ears to tell where sounds come from.
- It is easier to understand speech in noisy surroundings: the brain needs input from both ears in order to separate sounds efficiently.
- You will experience a more complete and comfortable sound picture if you can use both ars: think of mono and stereo sounds. Two ears give you the sense of space and volume.
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