by Neil Bauman, Ph.D.
In our article Hearing Stereo with One Ear, a lady wanted to know how to hear both stereo channels in a single ear bud as she only had one working ear. I wrote, “The neatest would be if you could find a single earbud wired to a stereo plug.”
At that time I was not aware of any. Fortunately Barry Leeper of Scan Sound, Inc. saw this article and wrote:
“We have developed a single earbud, called “1- BUD,” that mixes both the left and right channels of stereo audio into one ear. This will be especially helpful to those who have lost their hearing in one ear and want to use a single earbud for both audio channels from their iPod [or other audio device] in their other ear.”
I’ve not tried it, but their “1-BUD” looks like the real McCoy for this application.