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Did you know? Research has shown that children with a hearing impairment in their right ear are more likely to have trouble learning in school than children with a hearing impairment in their left ear? This is due to the difference in the way our ears process sound.

Our brains are divided into two hemispheres, (right and left,) that specialize in different processes. The neural connections in our brains are also cross-connected, meaning that the left side of our brains connect to the right side of our bodies, and the right side of our brains connect to the left side of our bodies. This cross-connection affects how our ears process sound. The left brain mostly controls the deciphering of speech and changing signals while the right brain controls the processing of tones and music. As a result, our left ears amplify tones and music and our right ears amplify speech and rapid signal changes.

Another interesting note is that our brain compares the information it receives from each ear when processing sound. This is why we need both ears to localize sounds and separate speech from background noise

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