Why Two Ears?

We have two ears for a very good reason. They work together! Two ears allow us to locate the source of a sound, which is important for safe and effective communication. We need to know where a danger might exist or to know which person is speaking.

Two ears allow the brain to function more effectively to minimise competing sounds interfering with the communication process. Two ears working together are better in helping us focus on a particular sound or speaker than one ear alone.

It is important that we do not deprive one ear from hearing. Studies have shown that an unaided ear’s ability to understand speech may decline if it is not stimulated. Fitting two ears with hearing aids should be the rule rather than the exception.

  • We need two ears to locate the source of a sound.
  • Two ears help us hear clearly in background noise.
  • Listening with two ears is better than listening with one.