Thursday, October 22, 2009

One Ear Versus Two

I read this recently on an AB cochlear implant forum, and it is the best word picture I have heard yet to describe the difference between hearing with one ear versus two:

"Hearing with two ears is like seeing with two eyes: Depth perception. The world becomes three-dimensional and you're right in the middle of it, not flat like it is with one ear. Hearing with only one ear always made me feel like I was listening to books on tape: Interesting story, but not one I felt a part of. Stereo is 3-D. You are IN the action." (Thanks, Maggie!)