One ear hears better than the other

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Calderon
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17 posts since 10 Jul, 2018

Post Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:40 pm

vurt wrote:read what he wrote again ;) :hihi:

I know, but I was speaking about an hypothetical 14khz limitation

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Michael L
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2357 posts since 25 Jan, 2014 from the End of the World as we Knowit

Re: One ear hears better than the other

Post Tue Aug 14, 2018 3:11 pm

I just got a PM from Calderon.
He is the tinnitus guy, "Notre Dame" again with his fifth username.
Don't waste your time.

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jancivil
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15318 posts since 20 Oct, 2007 from No Location

Re: One ear hears better than the other

Post Thu Aug 16, 2018 11:09 am

hhuang9611 wrote: Anyway, I am wondering if anybody else have similar concerns? And how would you deal with this problem.
I use a power panner which gives me a dynamic visual of the signal, for most channels as I mix. I believe my ears are 'hotter' to the left, things seem more left than they are.

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VariKusBrainZ
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8084 posts since 16 Dec, 2002

Re: One ear hears better than the other

Post Thu Aug 16, 2018 11:33 am

Perhaps your headphones are off

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Aloysius
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22057 posts since 11 Aug, 2008 from a computer

Re: One ear hears better than the other

Post Thu Aug 16, 2018 11:38 am

Maybe you left a banana stuck in your ear after lunch.
I didn't get where I am today ...

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thecontrolcentre
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22996 posts since 27 Jul, 2005 from the wilds of wanny

Re: One ear hears better than the other

Post Thu Aug 16, 2018 11:52 am

Just use the ear that works best :ud:

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BertKoor
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10626 posts since 8 Mar, 2005 from Utrecht, Holland

Re: One ear hears better than the other

Post Thu Aug 16, 2018 12:03 pm

chk071 wrote:Déjà vu.
Seems you were right...

What puzzles me though is why banned (apparently I missed the drama) and why ask questions to which he knows the answers already.

People will keep me puzzled :shrug:
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chk071
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17016 posts since 11 Apr, 2010 from Germany

Re: One ear hears better than the other

Post Thu Aug 16, 2018 12:08 pm

BertKoor wrote:
chk071 wrote:Déjà vu.
Seems you were right...
Not about the OP, but... that other guy.

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BertKoor
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10626 posts since 8 Mar, 2005 from Utrecht, Holland

Re: One ear hears better than the other

Post Thu Aug 16, 2018 12:13 pm

chk071 wrote:
BertKoor wrote:
chk071 wrote:Déjà vu.
Seems you were right...
Not about the OP, but... that other guy.
:dog:

:lol:
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hhuang9611
KVRist
263 posts since 1 Mar, 2018 from USA

Re: One ear hears better than the other

Post Thu Aug 16, 2018 12:15 pm

chk071 wrote:
BertKoor wrote:
chk071 wrote:Déjà vu.
Seems you were right...
Not about the OP, but... that other guy.
Hmmm... For a second, I was wondering what I did wrong here, lol. :hihi:

chk071
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17016 posts since 11 Apr, 2010 from Germany

Re: One ear hears better than the other

Post Thu Aug 16, 2018 12:16 pm

Nothing, nothing. :) I was just wondering a bit in the first place, because we had some very similar topics here before, with an always returning user.

KBSoundSmith
KVRian
705 posts since 6 Jul, 2009

Re: One ear hears better than the other

Post Thu Aug 16, 2018 12:31 pm

To the OP,

This is an issue I do have to deal with. After an injury, I lost a significant degree of low-frequency hearing in my left ear (still have my highs). Depending upon the frequency, it can be as much as a 10 db difference from left to right.

My first suggestion is to make sure you aren't dealing with something stupid and easily fixed... like an excess buildup of earwax. Happened to a friend who thought he was losing his hearing :lol:

Anyway... get used to working with Mono audio for a bit. Set it dead center to get used to what it feels and sounds like to both ears, at different frequency ranges -- if there are differences between the ears, you'll notice. Map out where the problem zones are for you (and/or see an audiologist). Also get a number of audio files you know for a fact are centered, at different frequency ranges, to use as reference material. Again, mono files are best for this.

Once you've established that indeed there is a difference between the ears, you'll need learn to use your analysis tools to help you keep yourself honest. Do not make adjustments to the panning so that it sounds centered to you. Don't try to make yourself comfortable. If the meters say it is centered, it is centered -- don't rely on your perception. This is why we have these tools -- to keep ourselves honest due to the faultiness of human perception. When I'm using panning controls, I use every meter at my disposal to make sure the audio is centered. If I perceive more bass in the right ear than the left, odds are the bass frequencies ARE in the center, my own perception be damned. If you do have permanent differences between your ears, deal with them and get used to them -- you adjust to the audio, don't adjust the audio to you. It will be second nature in no time, if you work within such a constraint.

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Hink
Rad Grandad
27203 posts since 6 Sep, 2003 from Downeast Maine

Re: One ear hears better than the other

Post Thu Aug 16, 2018 1:22 pm

please allow me to explain, cauldren was indeed notre dame but hhuang9611 seems to be 100% legit and the subject is just coincedence.

hhuang9611, please understand we have a person who has been banned under several accounts who just starts one thread after another on hearing. I apologize for the confusion and you may see it again but dont sweat it :)
sometimes I feel like I stumbled upon a sea of intelligence...at low tide

hhuang9611
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263 posts since 1 Mar, 2018 from USA

Re: One ear hears better than the other

Post Thu Aug 16, 2018 1:45 pm

KBSoundSmith wrote:To the OP,
This is an issue....
Thank you very much for the detailed comment :tu:
chk071 wrote:Nothing, nothing. :) I was just wondering a bit in the first place, because we had some very similar topics here before, with an always returning user.
Hink wrote:please allow me to explain, cauldren was indeed notre dame but hhuang9611 seems to be 100% legit and the subject is just coincedence.

hhuang9611, please understand we have a person who has been banned under several accounts who just starts one thread after another on hearing. I apologize for the confusion and you may see it again but dont sweat it :)
Thank you guys for explaining. No worries, I completely understand. It sure doesn't feel alright if someone keeps asking the same question. Also, my apologies for posting similar topic. But before posting this thread, I did do a search with "hearing" and "difference" but the forum didn't gave me the post I need...Well, probably should search harder next time.

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Rad Grandad
27203 posts since 6 Sep, 2003 from Downeast Maine

Re: One ear hears better than the other

Post Thu Aug 16, 2018 1:50 pm

you dont have to apologize ;)
sometimes I feel like I stumbled upon a sea of intelligence...at low tide

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