Research shows that having two instruments makes speech and conversation significantly easier to understand that only having one. For example it is similar to wearing glasses-it makes sense to wear two lenses, therefore it makes sense to wear two hearing instruments.
It busy or loud situations like going to a restaurant you need two hearing instruments to be able to focus on the conversation, instead of the background noise.
Two hearing instruments will allow you to become more aware of your surroundings, than one instrument. For example two will allow you to locate where objects and people are, such as a ringing phone, or a friend trying to get your attention.
Your ears get tired when one has to do all the work- so why not balance things out by wearing two instruments. Also you can listen with comfort because the volume will not need to be so loud to compensate.
With natural hearing in both ears you will be able to avoid people addressing you from your “good side”, and you can also avoid situations where people interpret your reaction as impolite.
If one ear is deprived of stimulation it could get lazy, this is condition that is known as “auditory deprivation”. The only way to avoid this is to get your ears both in shape.
When listening to sound through one speaker, it sounds flat and lifeless, but with two it sounds balanced and natural-this is the same with having one hearing instrument in compared to two hearing instruments. Which option would you rather have?
Research shows that wearing two hearing instruments is associated with a higher level of satisfaction with their performance compared to people who only wear one.