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Allow Audio Balance Adjustment for Users with Partial Hearing Issues

It'd be nice if some L/R audio balance features were exposed for those of us who have partial hearing issues in only one ear. Especially for a game like Hellblade, or even in the recent UI changes which have stereo effects.

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      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This is within Windows and MS want to generalize the Xbox and Windows and this is a disability option which I believe is important to people who have this issue.

      • ⚰️ commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I really can't understand why this option have not been added yet. Please, many of us have hearing loss in one ear. There are many old players nowadays. I'd really appreciate if you update headphones configuration with this important option for us. Thanks.

      • ⚰️ commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Please, add this option at least for headphones. I have suffered hearing loss in my left eardrum. I love playing with headphones, but all my sound shows slided tí the right. Please, add a simple balance slider on headphones configuration. Thanks.

      • peter commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I agree! balance is In the W10 API and should be in the acces menus.
        We have mono audio so a good next step is a way to balance LR with or with out mono tie in,

        this should cover most use cases where a user has a partial hearing loss .

      • Jack commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        My brother is partly deaf so it's nice that so many people care about this. It means a lot to me so thanks.

      • Jack commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        If you are deaf in one ear you should be able to play all sound in one of them wether it be right or left.

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