Everyone knows that hearing with two ears is better than one. It's not just common sense, it's supported by scientific research.1-3
All ages can benefit from listening with two ears. It makes it easier to understand speech in noisy environments and to determine where sounds are coming from.
Cochlear implant recipients hear with both ears in two ways -- either bilaterally (with a cochlear implant in each ear) or bimodally (with a cochlear implant in one ear and a hearing aid in the other). Only AB and Phonak go beyond bilateral and bimodal hearing with Binaural VoiceStream Technology™.