“It shouldn’t matter what ear I put what hearing aid in.”
While you may think hearing aids are interchangeable between your ears, putting your right hearing aid into your left ear would be like wearing your right shoe on your left foot. You may be able to put it on, but it won’t be comfortable or work the way it’s intended!
Hearing aids are designed for each ear.
Hearing aids that go behind your ear will have wiring or tubes that are shaped specifically to go into the right or left ear canal, so if you switch sides you will have to twist or kink the tube or wire.
This can cause damage!
Hearing aid programming can also be different between your ears, so swapping hearing aids from one ear to the other can change the amount of sound volume your ear is getting!
We are here to help if you or a family member is having any difficulties with hearing, hearing aids, hearing aid apps or Tinnitus please give us a call at 727-323-2471 and set up an appointment.
We can help you.
Susan E. Terry, Au.D., F-AAA, F-NAP
Doctor of Audiology
P.S. We are here to help if you have any questions about your hearing, feel free to give us a call at 727-323-2471