Human hearing works by capturing sound waves in the air and converting them into electrical signals that are sent to the brain.
That means, while our ears perceive sounds, our brains are the one’s that process them. Using what is known as binaural hearing, our ears work together to help us locate the source of sounds, pick up on subtle differences in tone and pitch, and filter out background noise. This is what gives us a clear hearing experience.
Now, imagine we only had one ear. We would lose the ability to accurately locate the source of sounds. This can be particularly problematic in noisy environments, where it’s already difficult to distinguish between different sounds and focus on the ones that matter.
Relying on just one ear can also lead to a greater strain on the brain, as it has to work harder to process sound. This can result in fatigue and even cognitive decline over time.
The use of two hearing aids can help imitate this binaural hearing experience, providing your brain with sound input from both ears and resulting in a natural sounds.
When it comes to sound quality, using two hearing aids can make a big difference. Our ears use what is known as binaural hearing, working together to help us locate the source of sounds and pick up on subtle differences in tone and pitch.
Just like with stereo sound, which uses two speakers to create a more immersive listening experience, wearing two hearing aids can better replicate the natural way our brains hear and process sounds.
With two hearing aids, you can experience a fuller sound, with better clarity and less distortion. This can make a significant impact on your ability to understand speech, enjoy music, and fully engage with the world around you.
Tinnitus can be an incredibly frustrating and even debilitating condition, causing a constant ringing or buzzing sound in the ears. This can disrupt daily life and make it difficult to focus or relax. Hearing aids for tinnitus are often used to manage these symptoms.
In the case of tinnitus management, it’s extremely important to use two hearing aids. This is because the brain tends to focus on the ringing sound from the unaided ear, even when the other ear is receiving sound input.
Using two hearing aids can help provide a more balanced and natural sound experience as well as better masking of the tinnitus symptoms themselves. With two hearing aids, the brain can focus on external sounds and filter out the ringing or buzzing, providing much-needed relief for those with tinnitus.
Book a hearing screening in one of our hearing centers to see how we can help you with your tinnitus.