[Mm-friends] A couple questions for our fans

Jenine Stanley dragonwalker64 at gmail.com
Tue Mar 22 20:35:10 EDT 2016

Thanks Mary, those are very good points. 

I’ll be much more careful in future not to talk over the voice and to slow the speech down a bit. 

My husband has a significant hearing loss so I know what you’re talking about in terms of isolating voices. 

What cell phone do you use, Mary? 
Jenine Stanley
dragonwalker64 at gmail.com

> On Mar 22, 2016, at 8:06 PM, Mary Emerson via Mm-friends <mm-friends at acbradio.org> wrote:
> Hi,
> Just tossing in my two cents ...
> I'm one of the "holdouts" who doesn't have an Android or Apple device, so most of the questions can better be answered by those with such equipment.
> I am deaf on one side, and can't hear in stereo, so I listen in mono with my Victor Stream. It's much easier for me to understand voices if they are close to normal speed. I can listen to faster voices on my Stream if it's set to about 3 or 4, depending on the speaker's talk speed. On recent shows there have been some voices, probably from an Applee or Android device, that were so fast I had to skip the segment; it was probably a demo of something, and I kept hearing incredibly fast speech, and the person presenting the demo was talking on top of the voice. This was even more challenging, since I cannot isolate one voice out of a group of two or more voices. Hearing challenges differ for each person who experiences them, but I've mentioned a few common challenges, and I hope others can join the discussion.
> Also, there are listeners whose native language is not English; when  you speed up a voice or talk on top of another voice or a device with speech, you're making it very difficult for such individuals to understand English.
> Mary
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