Whenever I’ve worn hearing aids I’ve always worn two (pre-CI). I actually didn’t benefit much from one hearing aid in one ear…I had to wear hearing aids in both ears to benefit from them. Wearing just one was almost pointless for me. Every few months one hearing aid seemed to break down and I would have to send it in for repairs. Sometimes I wasn’t able to get a loaner and I was stuck with just one aid. I hated wearing just one hearing aid so much that sometimes I wouldn’t wear it at all. The difference between wearing one aid vs two aids was just huge.
There are times where I’m surprised at how much I can “hear” out of one ear with just one CI. I know how much of a difference there is when wearing hearing aids in one ear vs both ears. I can see why some people go bilateral with CIs.
Anyways, I’ve noticed that sometimes I feel like I’m hearing out of both ears. Maybe it’s because my brain is still used to all those years of hearing out of both ears. Has anyone had this? I suspect it’ll go away over time but it is weird. 😉