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One or Two: The great debate

Fitting 1 or 2 Hearing Aids
Hearing with two ears is no accident! We were designed so that our ears’ nerves meet in the brainstem. At that meeting point, the brain is able to begin the separation of speech from background noise by using timing and loudness cues, as well as pattern differences and similarities.

Due to the brainstem’s function, two hearing instruments are almost always better than one. Hearing evenly bilaterally (with both sides) allows for calculations about the direction and location of sound too, which is vital in a group conversation. We will generally opt to fit both ears as research shows us that people with two instruments have the best success.