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2018-07-13, 11:03
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Slight Hearing Loss In One Ear
Hi, I am looking for some help on how I might compensate for a very small loss of hearing in my right ear.
I am fairly new to SO and do not yet fully understand all of the settings. I am using a Majik DSM and 140 speakers.
In the good old day I could have just used the balance control but I am sure that SO will be a better option.
Under normal setting if I move 1 foot to the right the the sound is good.
So I have thought about entering my listening position as being off set in the actual setting (to the left) and in the correct place in the preferred / desired setting but not sure this is the best way to achieve a lift in the right speaker.

Any help very welcome.
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2018-07-13, 11:09
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RE: Slight Hearing Loss In One Ear
Hi

I would have thought that adjusting the balance could be better than tweaking SO, unless your hearing loss varies with frequency.

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2018-07-13, 11:26
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(2018-07-13 11:09)mickc Wrote:  Hi

I would have thought that adjusting the balance could be better than tweaking SO, unless your hearing loss varies with frequency.

Mick

Thanks Mick, Not sure how to do this on the Majik DSM. No balance knob. Is there something in the setting I can do this with? cheers
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2018-07-13, 12:35
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RE: Slight Hearing Loss In One Ear
In Konfig under Volume there should be a balance setting (at least there is for my ADSM/3).

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2018-07-13, 12:56
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RE: Slight Hearing Loss In One Ear
As far as I know Hearing Losses are always frequency dependent.
So I would let my Hearing Loss examinated by a specialist and then considering a hearing aid.

Pros
- your systems sounds good for you and others
- you can follow talks and discussions much easier while not listening music
- the hearing aid can be adjusted when your losses getting worse

cons
- hearing aids are expensive
- mostly visible and a symbol for high age

I know the time will come for me to face the same decision

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2018-07-13, 16:40
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RE: Slight Hearing Loss In One Ear
I had loss in one ear. Trip to Boots for a test, referred to GP, referred to ENT. Tiny perforation and infection, course of treatment, all fixed.
That's the first thing I'd do.
The Change Volume Offset option in SO would be better than balance.

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2018-07-13, 17:31
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(2018-07-13 16:40)timster (RadiatorCatHammock) Wrote:  I had loss in one ear. Trip to Boots for a test, referred to GP, referred to ENT. Tiny perforation and infection, course of treatment, all fixed.
That's the first thing I'd do.
The Change Volume Offset option in SO would be better than balance.

As Timster says, in Konfig, when you are in the Space optimisation tab, there is a button that you can press called Change Volume Offset, at the lower left of the screen, underneath the button for entering the room dimensions.

You can add volume to one or the other speaker that needs a boost, or take away volume on the more prominent speaker

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2018-07-13, 18:10
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RE: Slight Hearing Loss In One Ear
(2018-07-13 16:40)timster (RadiatorCatHammock) Wrote:  ...The Change Volume Offset option in SO would be better than balance.

Why would it be better? Isn't balance doing the same thing? (Asking as it's not something I've tried so I'm not particularly wise on the particular benefits of either method!)

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2018-07-13, 19:34
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RE: Slight Hearing Loss In One Ear
(2018-07-13 18:10)mickc Wrote:  
(2018-07-13 16:40)timster (RadiatorCatHammock) Wrote:  ...The Change Volume Offset option in SO would be better than balance.

Why would it be better? Isn't balance doing the same thing? (Asking as it's not something I've tried so I'm not particularly wise on the particular benefits of either method!)

Mick

I'm not sure it's 'better' as in more 'musical' and all that usual claptrap that people spout, but it does have the advantage of being adjustable in 0.25db steps rather than the 1db you get with the balance control.
Then again, does the speaker offset only appear for Exakt systems?

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2018-07-13, 21:15
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RE: Slight Hearing Loss In One Ear
(2018-07-13 19:34)phino Wrote:  
(2018-07-13 18:10)mickc Wrote:  
(2018-07-13 16:40)timster (RadiatorCatHammock) Wrote:  ...The Change Volume Offset option in SO would be better than balance.

Why would it be better? Isn't balance doing the same thing? (Asking as it's not something I've tried so I'm not particularly wise on the particular benefits of either method!)

Mick

I'm not sure it's 'better' as in more 'musical' and all that usual claptrap that people spout, but it does have the advantage of being adjustable in 0.25db steps rather than the 1db you get with the balance control.
Then again, does the speaker offset only appear for Exakt systems?

It's there in my (non-Exakt) systems, although I'll admit that I've never really noticed the button before!
Smaller adjustment steps would be better though; I agree.

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