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Ed, it's better than wearing two but I've still encountered people completely oblivious to their surroundings only wearing one. Besides, when running in a pack of thousands of runners, you need to hear what's going on all around you, not just on one side. Think blocking your hearing from one ear doesn't have that much of an effect? Next time you're having a conversation with someone, put your hand over your ear nearest them.
Sue, the ear buds are a big problem. First, they block your ear canal and pump the sound directly into your ear canal. Second, it's harder to see them so others around you may not realize you're wearing them. At least, with over the ear headphones, people coming up behind you stand a better chance of seeing them and knowing you may or may not be able to hear them.