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Started by HerrWalrus on Dec 31, 2018 6:50:23 PM
Which ear do you use on the phone?

Or: Anyone here who listens using their right ear?

Dubris - 31 Dec 2018 18:53:47 (#1 of 31)

My left ear, but that's mostly because I'm lefthanded so I hold the handset in my left hand.

thisonehasalittlehat - 31 Dec 2018 18:56:58 (#2 of 31)

I use both. Depends on what I'm doing with my hands.

thisonehasalittlehat - 31 Dec 2018 18:57:29 (#3 of 31)

Not like that.

Antimatter - 31 Dec 2018 19:03:14 (#4 of 31)

Left, and I am right handed. (Also, not like that).

thisonehasalittlehat - 31 Dec 2018 19:07:32 (#5 of 31)

I suppose I'd naturally put the phone to my right ear but if I need to write I switch and if I'm typing it's cradled against my left. I don't feel there is much difference. I don't use one ear for conflict and one for convivial for example. Because that would be fucking weird.

I think I only start on right because that's my dominant hand so what I reach for the phone with.

But actually I think my mobile goes to my left because I use my right hand to unlock it so I'm holding it in my left.

helbel - 31 Dec 2018 19:13:25 (#6 of 31)

Left. Means I can listen and write at the same time. Also have marginally better hearing in my left ear.

SheikYerbouti - 31 Dec 2018 19:14:24 (#7 of 31)

Did Anchorman die? Is that what this thread is about?

HerrWalrus - 31 Dec 2018 19:39:26 (#8 of 31)

Means I can listen and write at the same time.

Yes, that makes sense. Possibly why I ended up using my left ear. But...

... Also have marginally better hearing in my left ear.

I find this too. But is that caused by using it more for phone conversations?

widenation - 31 Dec 2018 19:44:41 (#9 of 31)

Left. You'd dial a trad rotary phone with your right hand with receiver on your left unless left-handed I presume, so just a hangover from that. Also easier if you're at a PC when answering a call as mouse hand is free.

Beaky1 - 31 Dec 2018 21:48:29 (#10 of 31)

The middle one.

pranzingfrogg - 31 Dec 2018 22:10:59 (#11 of 31)

Left hand, usually, in case I need to make notes, stir tea or make rude gestures.

bossab2 - 31 Dec 2018 22:14:36 (#12 of 31)


FleurDuMal - 31 Dec 2018 22:15:38 (#13 of 31)

Right normally, but I can use left.

Reindeerlia - 31 Dec 2018 22:18:13 (#14 of 31)

It’s rare that I don’t use both, as my work phone is now a headset plugged into my laptop, and unless it’s a very short call* I have the earbuds connected to my mobile.

*Hallo. I am calling. About your. Recent. Accident. FUCK OFF!

SinnerBoy - 02 Jan 2019 08:53:00 (#15 of 31)

I hold mine in my right hand. I'm also right-handed.

HoHoHoff - 02 Jan 2019 08:58:55 (#16 of 31)

Wild front.

Shadrack22 - 02 Jan 2019 09:15:56 (#17 of 31)

Can you pick up a mug of cocoa with your left ear?

surferbaublewhatever - 02 Jan 2019 09:30:48 (#18 of 31)

Anyone here who listens using their right ear?

I would expect left-handed people to use their right ear but obviously I'm wrong. As a right-handed person, I've always used my left ear.

cozzer - 02 Jan 2019 10:01:23 (#19 of 31)

I hold mine in my right hand.

What about the phone?

Delighted_User - 02 Jan 2019 11:34:14 (#20 of 31)

I'm right-handed and use my left ear, but I don't think it has much to do in origin with keeping my right hand free for writing. This is because I first noticed this when I was young, before I had much experience in making phone calls and writing things down, and couldn't understand why I had such a distinct preference for holding the phone with my non-dominant hand. I still can't.

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