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Help with Audible, anyway to get stereo sound converted to mono for audible books?

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So I have a new job now that allows me to listen to audible books or podcasts in one ear only, other ear needs to be free.

Problem is, some audible books use both ear pieces when telling the story (for dramatic effects I suppose), but I really need be able to get the entire story through one ear piece... any ideas or advice are welcome.

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Sorry for all the tags... just really need an answer on this one so I am not staring at the wall all night next few nights at work... haha
 
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Presuming you're using a wired headset, change to mono audio. Not sure if that can be done with a wireless headset.
If you have an Android phone, it's under the accessibility settings.
 
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+1 if you use Android, you can go under accessibility settings and set mono output. Seems to work well enough.

Settings > Accessibility > Hearing Enhancements > Left/right sound balance (won't fix channel output on stereo files though) or mono audio (forces audio streams through mono channel).

In Windows you can go to sound device properties and set balance under volume level settings > Balance button:

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Audacity is my recomendation if you have files. It will mix two stereo tracks to one mono track
 
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Use Foobar2000 and under the DSP Manager you can "downmix channels to mono"
 
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these are all great recommendations, thank you everyone. This does help me a lot.
 
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