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    Default No more sound balance option in accessibility?

    I tried a search but nothing came up.

    I have a Galaxy S3 that I got a couple months ago, love it but there's just this one problem. The headphones that I was using at the time that I got it were a little damaged so the left side was quieter than the other. I used the accessibility option to shift the sound balance to the left so that it would be balanced. A little bit after the most recent update (4.3?) rolled out I happened to purchase new headphones so I went to switch the sound balance back, but to my surprise there was no longer the "sound balance" option in the accessibility menu. It seems like the settings for the sound balance managed to stay how they were but the actual option to change them disappeared. This makes it extremely hard to listen to music in headphones and when I plug my phone into car speakers it's much louder on the left side of the car.

    I know that Poweramp and Rocket Player both have sound balance options, but I often use apps like Songza, Google Play Music, and Soundcloud so buying the full version of Poweramp wouldn't cut it. No equalizers gave me the sound balance options I needed either.

    If I absolutely have to I guess I could do a factory reset of my phone, but that's the last thing I want to do as it would be a huge hassle to transfer all the music/pictures/apps back onto the phone.

    Thanks for the help!
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    Default Re: No more sound balance option in accessibility?

    On the Note 3 4.3 ("it should be the same", it says here), the first item under Hearing is Sound balance, right before Mono audio,

    Maybe this is another S3 4.3 bug?
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    Default Re: No more sound balance option in accessibility?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rukbat View Post
    On the Note 3 4.3 ("it should be the same", it says here), the first item under Hearing is Sound balance, right before Mono audio,

    Maybe this is another S3 4.3 bug?
    Mono audio is the first option for me :/ I can imagine how big of a problem this would be fOr anyone that's hearing impaired
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    Default Re: No more sound balance option in accessibility?

    Tell me about it. The only reason I knew where it is, is that mine is all the way to the right. And that's still not enough. (I drop off 100db at 4KHz in my right ear.) I want hearing aids small enough to be not too conspicuous, powerful enough to compensate for my hearing loss, and have Bluetooth internally. And while I'm on the subject of things that won't happen in my lifetime ...

    So I listen to music that sounds like it's coming from my left.

    If you still have decent hearing, treasure it, and keep the headphone level down. One good blast can kill enough cilia in your ear that you're legally deaf. That means that you can't hear anything. I wish. What you hear is the sound you're deaf at - as loud as an air raid siren, 24/7/365. The brain hears nothing at that frequency, so it "fills in" for the missing sound. When they say that turning the volume up all the way can impair your hearing, they're making a joke, like "putting a bullet through your head can ruin your morning". Turning the sound up all the way can turn a world of music into a world of "huh?" So whether the speakers can take it or not, make sure it's not too loud for your ears to take it.
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    How to change Audio from Stereo to Mono on Galaxy S4 | AW Center
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    by ali yaghoubi - 2.Go to My Device tab 3.Open “Accessibility” 4.Mark “Mono Audio” under the “ hearing” ... Change the ​Fonts (No Root Required) ... Galaxy Note 2, Note 8 come with great features by using S Pen

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