Yes! In most cases hearing loss that occurs with age occurs in both ears. Therefore, if a hearing loss is present in both ears two hearing aids are recommended.
Music recorded with two microphones known as stereo recording is used today to give music and speech a natural and lively sound. The brain relies on two independent “microphones” – the ears. Using both ears for hearing is called binaural hearing. If only one ear is functioning properly an individual will find they will have more difficulty communicating effectively.
Have you seen anyone wearing a monocle lately? I don’t think you have. The monocle is obsolete and we all recognize the advantages of balanced vision. Similarly, aiding each ear is more helpful and produces better results for those with hearing impairment in two ears.