Hearing with Both Ears Provides...

  • IMPROVED UNDERSTANDING:  Binaural hearing (hearing out of both ears) helps you sort out and understand individual voices.  Our brain blends signals from both ears into a single "picture."  Without such equality, our brain can only present us with incomplete information.

  • LESS STRESSFUL LISTENING:  Listening with only one ear is physically tiring and stressful.  The more realistic sound of stereo hearing lets you respond more confidently.  In addition, you don't need to worry about always turning your "good ear" toward sounds.

  • SAFETY:  Our brain localizes a sound source by measuring the tiny differences in duration and intensity between our ears.  These differences are then translated by the brain, allowing us to instantaneously recognize a sound's exact location.  When a person hears with only one ear, the difficulty in locating sounds can be dangerous, especially in traffic.

  • BOTH EARS STAY ACTIVE:  When a hearing impaired person who has an equal hearing loss in each ear wears a hearing aid only in one ear, the unused ear tends to lose its ability to discriminate sounds as clearly as the aided ear.

  • CUSHIONS LOUD SOUNDS:  Binaural hearing generally requires less volume, giving a more natural sound to voices and music.

  • BETTER SOUND IDENTIFICATION:  Many noises which sound almost exactly alike when heard with one ear can be identified more easily when heard with two ears.

As nature intended, hearing with two ears allows you to enjoy a more natural sound quality.  Hearing with one ear is like trying to see with one eye... it's possible, but not very effective.

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