Patients sometimes ask why we recommend two hearing instruments rather than one. If you have a hearing loss in both ears, you are most likely a candidate for two hearing aids.
Similar to the way eye sight problems in both eyes are treated with a pair of glasses, it makes sense that bilateral hearing loss should be treated with binaural hearing aids. While a hearing healthcare provider can best determine if you are a candidate for two instruments, the ultimate decision is yours.
Consider these important advantages of a binaural (two ear) fitting:
■ A more natural, “stereo sound” and an overall balanced feeling
■ Improved ability to identify the direction of the sound, which is crucial for safety
■ Hearing is less tiring and listening is more pleasant
■ Increased ability to understand speech in normal conditions and noisy situations
■ Less volume needed, which reduces the interference of background noise and the chance of feedback
■ Keeps both ears active, reducing the chance of the unaided ear losing its ability to hear or understand
■ Greater comfort when loud noises occur
■ Smoother tone quality and improved clarity
Count on Discount Hearing Aids to provide the right guidance for you hearing needs.
Discount Hearing Centers began a part time online presence in 2006. Just 11 years later we’ve grown to a full time, service oriented hearing aid business servicing Andover, Eastern Massachusetts and Southern New Hampshire locations. In-home service and hearing testing has been a cornerstone of our business philosophy. We want to help patients with hearing loss that have trouble getting out and about. If you can’t get out, we come to you. No charge, no hassle, no kidding.