The human hearing mechanism is the most advanced stereophonic wonder known to man.
With all of its amazing accuracy and versatility, it provides the listener with space perception, depth perception, and balance. Hearing does not happen in your ears. It happens in your brain.
Your brain requires reliable information from both of your ears in order to decipher sound. Recent test results have shown that using one hearing aid when two are needed reduces the brain’s chances of hearing and understanding by 50 percent, as well as removes your ability to perceive depth and space. Here are seven reasons to wear two hearing aids, if indicated by your hearing test:
- When your ears work together, lower volume settings are required for comfortable hearing. You will experience greater efficiency and clarity with two hearing aids as compared to monaural (one ear) listening.
- Stereo listening gives depth perception. Anyone who has enjoyed music and stereo compared to mono listening knows the difference. Not only are sounds more natural, but they can also be understood clearer.
- Hearing with two ears gives you the ability to know sound direction. Binaural listening gives the listener a sense of location and the ability to locate sounds not only horizontally but also vertically, 360 degrees in all directions.
- In business and social situations, binaural hearing aids (amplification) can be your best ally for being the best listener possible.
- Our brain processes information from both ears. These complex patterns of stimulation make up auditory intelligence. If the two halves aren’t sharing their signals, auditory intelligence is reduced. Binaural hearing aids help the ears get the messages to both sides of the brain, thus increasing your auditory intelligence.
- Two ears are better in noise. When several people are talking at the same time, such as in a restaurant, it becomes more difficult to understand the one person at the table with you. The one-eared listener hears all the voices blending together. Voice discrimination in noise is difficult with two ears and becomes impossible with only one. Binaural hearing aids give the best advantage to hearing in noise.
- Quality of sound is a better quality of life. The advantage of superior sound over the burden of persistently poor sound should not be underestimated. Seize the opportunity to enhance your hearing quality should your test results indicate that two hearing aids are needed.