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My left ear is drastically worse than my right ear, which makes the stage seem to be farther right that it should. Do you guys tune for hearing loss? And if so do you still eq to match and just make up the difference with volume?

Get a professional audiologist to test your hearing and plot the amplitude response and deficiencies of each ear. This is usually covered under most health insurance plans to obtain hearing aides, etc.

FYI, There was recent paper published of studies & experiments done at MIT that developed a successful way to help regrow the cilia (tiny hairs) inside your inner ear to improve your hearing. Also, Lou Ferrigno (the OG "INCREDIBLE HULK") recently had successful surgery that restored his hearing. There is a YouTube video of this.

You can also go to the "Audio Tests" page at the link below and conduct your own hearing test.


They also provide all types of excellent test tone tracks. IIRC you need to contribute or donate ~$20 or more to access some of the tests and test tones, but they are well worth it! This is a professional site.


This will tell you how far down your hearing is at each 1/3rd octave frequency in each ear so you can compensate more accurately.

The problem is, if you compensate for one ear that is much worse than the other, the amplitude response will be way off for your better ear. When listening to loudspeaker systems, we cannot isolate each ear from each speaker, and there is your HRTF as well.

So unfortunately, without always using closed-back headphones, IEMs, or modern "tunable" hearing aides in each ear, it's almost impossible to properly compensate for the individual FR differences of each ear.

Your hearing loss usually happens at a slow pace as you age (unless you've had some type of rapid & significant loud noise/ear trauma), and your brain will try to compensate for the differences (as much as it can).

So, young lads, TAKE CARE OF YOUR EARS while you still can!
 

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@bbfoto is exactly right

i had a older guy bring in what was just like a cal file from his audiologist… I thought it was a complete joke….

I built the offset…. He said it was amazing….

the catch , to this day , I have no idea if it was imaging properly…. All I did was change my mic cal file and convolve it with the mic cal I had and set L and R separate based off what his left and right ear responses were

so as far as the phase goes and how good or diffuse his center was…. Haha … no clue… he said it was good , but he was a old man and probably didn’t know what he was sayin, I do remember simply running out of headroom at 6.3k on one side and had to just scrap that portion of the correction, maybe if he had high output horns it would have worked…. But for the most part I think it went ok

would be super cool to do it on someonethat knows to do it on themself and post the results
I would absolutely love feedback on that
Yes, the Audiologist saves your Left & Right ear cal files so they can be loaded into the hearing aide's DSP/EQ. My father had this done with his "high tech" hearing aids and it made a significant difference. :) Some also have frequency-specific and directional phase cancellation to block annoying ambient background noise and/or noise specific to your work environment. But this is done to improve speech intelligibility, not so much for music listening.


A link to the Lou Ferrigno story...



And to the MIT regenerative ear cilia article...

 
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