Hidden Hearing Respond to Study Which Shows Correlation between Brain Dominance and the Ear Used for Mobile Phone Use

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Experts in private hearing healthcare, Hidden Hearing, have responded to new research which reveals a link between what ear is used for mobile phone use and the brain.

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More than 70% of the participants held their phones up to their ear on the same side as their dominant hand.

A new study from Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, which is due to be published online in JAMA Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery, has revealed a strong correlation between brain dominance and the ear which is used to listen to a mobile.

More than 70% of the participants held their phones up to their ear on the same side as their dominant hand. Around 95% of the population is left brain dominant, with those who have the language and speech centre located within the left side of the brain more likely to use their right hand for writing and other tasks.

This was despite their being no perceived difference in their hearing between the left or right ear. However the study did also find that hearing difference could impact on the ear preference for phone use.

A spokesperson from Hidden Hearing said:

“It is interesting to hear that the ear we use for phone use relates to the side of our brain that has the most dominance. It is also common for people with hearing loss to hold the phone to their more capable ear. If you think you’re having problems hearing in one or both ears, it is important to get your hearing checked by booking a hearing test at one of our hearing centres across the UK.”

With more than 40 years’ experience in treating hearing loss, Hidden Hearing is entrusted with the care of more than 100,000 people each year. The firm has 84 hearing centres across the UK, all catering for a range of needs and budgets. Specialising in hearing tests and hearing aids, the company also offer a variety of hearing aid accessories and in 2005, became the first dedicated hearing retailer to be recognised as an Investor in People.

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