Wearing TWO hearing aids? Is that normal?
Does anybody here wear hearing aids? My dad was told that instead of wearing one pair, he’ll have to wear two pairs in order to improve his hearing.
Is this like a normal thing? I’ve never heard of wearing two hearing aids at the same time. Is it really better to wear two? I’m just looking for some reassurance from anybody with experience.RomanMemberTopics: 3
Yeah, this is perfectly normal. Some people only need one pair of hearing aids, but for those with a more serious condition, the second pair might be necessary.irobotMemberTopics: 1
If you have hearing loss in both ears, like I do, then they may recommend two hearing aids. I also questioned this at the time. They explained that having amplification for both ears would be of greater benefit.
I still wasn’t convinced. I’ve actually tried playing with one, and then two. I have to admit, while I experimented, I finally decided they were absolutely right. Two is better than one, indeed.
I appreciate this information. Maybe I’ll get my dad to try that ‘experimentation’ thing that you did, if he doesn’t get used to wearing two pairs.irobotMemberTopics: 1
He’ll get used to it eventually. Has your dad made an appointment with an audiologist yet?heyjudeMemberTopics: 1
When I was using one hearing aid, I was always adjusting the volume. It was a little annoying and also embarrassing. Eventually, I ended up with two.
To my pleasant surprise, I didn’t have to fiddle around with the volume as much as I used to. This tells me that there’s probably more clarity using two hearing aids instead of one, assuming that two pairs are needed.
After initially having to get used to wearing two, I found that it was much better. It may take your dad some adjustment time as well.
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