Better understanding of
speech. Wearing two hearing aids helps your brain to focus on the
conversation that you want to hear.
Better understanding in
Better ability to tell
the direction of sound.
Better sound quality.
Wearing two hearing aids provides a better sense of balance and
Smoother tone quality.
Wearing two hearing aids generally requires less volume than one.
This can result in less distortion, better reproduction of amplified
sounds, and less battery drain.
Wider range of hearing. A
person can hear sounds from a further distance with two ears, rather
than just one.
identification. Sounds are more easily distinguishable with two
Keeps both ears active.
When there is a hearing loss in both ears, and only one ear is
stimulated with a hearing aid, the other ear tends to lose its
ability to hear and understand speech. Thus, it is important to keep
both ears active.
Hearing is less tiring
and listening is more pleasant. This is because you do not have to
strain to hear with the “better” ear, like someone would with one
Greater comfort with loud
sounds. A lower volume control setting is required with each of the
two hearing aids, resulting in more tolerance of loud sounds.
Reduced feedback and
whistling. Because the hearing aids will be set to a lower volume,
the chance of hearing aid feedback is reduced.
Improvement in tinnitus.
If someone is only fit with one hearing aid, then tinnitus will
still be perceived in the unaided ear.
Research with more than 4000 people with hearing loss in both ears,
demonstrated that binaurally fit subjects are more satisfied than
people fit with just one hearing aid.