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All ears are not equal

SergeD

Active Member
When one ear has more acuity than the other, do you compensate by adjusting the balance of sound during listening and mixing?
 

I like music

Senior Member
I believe the same. My wife often says something about 'in one ear and out the other' which makes me think that you only actually need one ear to get by.
 

Nick Batzdorf

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The brain compensates for the differences between our ears.

Well, obviously if you have a serious deficit in one ear then it can't, but in general that's how it works. You don't need to compensate when mixing, in other words.
 

Divico

Senior Member
Thats something I was thinking about lately. Especially frequency response wise our ears are often not equal. I was wondering if someone was experimenting with calibrating their systems for their ears?
 

Michael Antrum

Only the good die young....
My left ear is completely broken. No hearing in my left ear whatsoever since birth.

The way I look at this is that there are both benefits and disadvantages to this state of affairs.

(Stereo is a bit lost on me though....)
 

I like music

Senior Member
Thats something I was thinking about lately. Especially frequency response wise our ears are often not equal. I was wondering if someone was experimenting with calibrating their systems for their ears?
I've been bombarded by Facebook adverts for some headphones which send some kind of a pulse into your ear, and measure the response (no idea what kind of pulse, and what kind of response) and then calibrate themselves to give you an individualised sound based on what those readings were. I have no idea if it is sound, or whether it has an audible (or even desirable) difference, but sounds interesting.
 

Divico

Senior Member
I've been bombarded by Facebook adverts for some headphones which send some kind of a pulse into your ear, and measure the response (no idea what kind of pulse, and what kind of response) and then calibrate themselves to give you an individualised sound based on what those readings were. I have no idea if it is sound, or whether it has an audible (or even desirable) difference, but sounds interesting.
probably something related to audioemission. The phenomenon of audio being generated by your inner ear after being exposed to sound.
 
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