I'm hearing less on my right ear - what can I do
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Recently I have noticed that my right ear isn't as good as my left ear anymore.

Does anybody know of a good device to control the sound balance without degrading the sound quality too much?
I was thinkin of the Sennheiser tool from Headroom but they stated themselves that that device is not desgined for audiophile quality.

This problem has been really bugging my audio experience and I'd be really grateful about any ideas.
Thanks a lot
 
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hmm whenever i hear anything, the right side seems to be louder, guess our problems are opposite hah. somewhat gotten used to it over time though.
 
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hmm whenever i hear anything, the right side seems to be louder, guess our problems are opposite hah. somewhat gotten used to it over time though.


same here, and it pisses me off sometimes
 
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um, if i were you i would be more concerned with taking proactive steps to help my hearing come back.

i lost hearing in my right ear for 3 days when i had my shure e3's and i stopped using them and this helped my hearing return. i also ditched those phones and picked up some e5's. pretty expensive medicine, but hey, hearing's important.

when did you lose hearing, how did it happen, and why don't you seem more concerned about getting back?

you didn't say this is something you've had for a while...
 
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Recently I have noticed that my right ear isn't as good as my left ear anymore.

Does anybody know of a good device to control the sound balance without degrading the sound quality too much? I'd be really grateful about any ideas.
Thanks a lot



Put some cotton wool into your left ear. That'll balance the sound.
 
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See a hearing specialist.


!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I second this.
Most of us have poorly matched ears, but normally this isn't any problem since ears are only biological microphones, most of the hearing happens inside your brain.Brains are very good at adjusting to minor flaws.If your brain isn't able to adjust anymore there is most likely a severe problem.
Don't procrastinate!!
 
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I had a problem similar to this a little while ago and found out I had some time of hereditary problem where my left ear couldn't hear 2-3 low freqs to well. I never noticed the problem before because these freqs don't really come up in normal speech and the hearing test I had in the past didn't check these freqs. So I went to a ear and throat specialist and after finding out the information I got a hearing aid for just when I listen to my headphones, it works perfect and I can hear better then ever on my left ear.
 
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I hear certain sounds more on my rite ear then on my left. lately my ears are hurting and a very bad sound coming from both. i believe this to be a ear infection and I have a doctor thing next week.
 
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I'm not sure what was the reason, but several months into my military service I noticed that my right ear wasn't hearing as well as before. I even visited a specialist (since it didn't cost anything during that time), but he found nothing to be wrong with my hearing. At least, nothing that the standard hearing tests would point out.

Usually I don't notice it though, unless I switch to the left ear while on the phone - speech is more clearly heard then.
 
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Originally Posted by Bayerdynamic
Recently I have noticed that my right ear isn't as good as my left ear anymore.

Does anybody know of a good device to control the sound balance without degrading the sound quality too much?
I was thinkin of the Sennheiser tool from Headroom but they stated themselves that that device is not desgined for audiophile quality.

This problem has been really bugging my audio experience and I'd be really grateful about any ideas.
Thanks a lot



Are you talking about hearing difference when using headphones only? Isn't one side always louder than the other side?
 
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i lost hearing in my right ear for 3 days when i had my shure e3's and i stopped using them and this helped my hearing return. i also ditched those phones and picked up some e5's. pretty expensive medicine, but hey, hearing's important.
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Why would the E3 to E5 switch make any difference?
 
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My hearing was unbalanced in real life, as well as with my Total Bithead, because I had ear wax compacted against my ear drum. My ears are wax-free now but they feel a bit tender. I had a brief listening session today to check out the bithead, but other than that I'm giving my ears a rest, they've been through a tough ordeal.
 
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Are you talking about hearing difference when using headphones only? Isn't one side always louder than the other side?


Headphones only, but it's always the left side louder than the other.

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My hearing was unbalanced in real life, as well as with my Total Bithead, because I had ear wax compacted against my ear drum. My ears are wax-free now but they feel a bit tender. I had a brief listening session today to check out the bithead, but other than that I'm giving my ears a rest, they've been through a tough ordeal.



That actually might be the problem
How do I remove really tough ear wax?
 
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How do I remove really tough ear wax?



A nice small chisel.
 
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