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Experiencing hearing loss in one ear ? Should you have one hearing aid or two?

The advantages of wearing two hearing aids:

  1. Safety: When you hear with only one ear, the difficulty in locating a sound can be dangerous, especially on the road.
  2. Wider hearing range: A voice barely heard at three metres with one ear, can be heard up to ten metres away with two ears.
  3. Both ears stay active: When you in only one ear, and both ears have a hearing loss, the unused ear loses its ability to hear and understand.
  4. Superior sound identification: Noises that sound almost exactly the same out of one ear can be heard differently and identified with two ears.
  5. Hearing from both sides: As nature intended, hearing with two ears enables you to participate in conversations on either side allowing you to enjoy the social life you are accustomed to.
  6. Improved understanding: Hearing with both ears helps you understand individual voices with greater clarity.
  7. Restful listening: Listening with only one ear is a mental strain and can cause stress and anxiety.
  8. Cushioning loud sounds: Sudden, loud noises lose much of their jarring effect when divided between two ears.
  9. Smoother tone quality: Hearing with two ears generally requires less volume, giving a more natural sound to voices, music and television.
  10. Better hearing in background noise
What can I expect from a hearing aid?
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