Different Types Of Loss
People have hearing problems that manifest in different ways. Some people might only have trouble hearing from one ear, but others might have hearing problems that affect both ears. This is because when someone has a problem with one ear, they sometimes also have a problem with the other ear as well. If you only wear a hearing aid for one ear, it may not be enough because the person still has trouble with their other ear.
To function at an optimal level, it is important that both your ears work equally well. This helps you to be able to identify where the sound is coming from and what the sound actually is. It also helps eliminate any confusion or weariness.
It Starts With the Brain
The brain needs both ears to hear. The sounds from the right ear go to the left side of your brain and vice versa. The sound is then interpreted by the different parts of your brain and you can understand what they are saying. This also makes you smarter and helps people who need to listen more carefully, such as students, who can learn to pay attention only when they want.
A person with two ears can hear better than someone with one ear. That is why when you are out in a noisy place, it’s better to wear two hearing aids. Wearing two hearing aids will make it easier for you to hear things that are important in the midst of all the noise. You should also try to keep your hearing aid volume low so that you don’t get sound distortion – this means that your hearing aid volume will be lower and you might miss some words.
There are Exceptions
In some cases, people can have hearing loss in only one ear. People with this condition can consider treatments that work by transmitting vibrations from the ear with hearing loss to the other ear. These are called Bone-Anchored Hearing Aids (BAHA). CROS hearing devices are good for people who have hearing loss in one ear. This is because the microphone will transmit sound to the other ear that has regular hearing.
How do you know what’s right for you? Start with a free hearing test. We’d be happy to schedule one for you and talk to you about the best strategy to get you hearing your best.