Why do audiologists suggest two hearing aids instead of just one?
Perhaps you remember when sound recordings were made in “mono”. Music and speech sounded flat and unnatural. Long since, this method has been replaced by stereo recording. Recordings using two microphones create lively, natural sound.. When a hearing loss effects both ears, the situation is similar. Our hearing also operates on the principle of stereo sound. The hearing center of our brain relies on signals from two independent microphones – our ears. If only one “microphone” is functioning correctly, we may have difficulty understanding speech in noisy environments and in locating the direction from which a sound is coming. Assuming your hearing loss requires this, it is advisable to wear a hearing instrument on both ears.