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Post by Hazel Pethig » April 10th, 2013, 9:04 pm

I see I now have 2 posts about the same thing. Those cute kittens must do something to befuddle a normally organized brain!!
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Post by Rapunzelina » May 26th, 2013, 2:54 am

"A Calendar or Tales" that you can listen to or read.
http://acalendaroftales.com/



And here, how the project was made: http://keepmoving.blackberry.com/desktop/en/us/ambassador/neil-gaiman.html

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Post by Rapunzelina » May 26th, 2013, 3:28 am

And while I'm here, these funny videos reminded me of the "accent" discussions here :)

Horrible Histories - First Time In The British Trenches.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qzzXPkAdQXQ

Burnistoun S1E1 - Voice Recognition Elevator - ELEVEN!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5FFRoYhTJQQ

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Post by Hazel Pethig » June 2nd, 2013, 10:49 am

Here is a complete time waster http://www.vivalagames.com/play/reactioneffect/fullscreen.php
And for some reason it completely fascinates me :shock:
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Post by Darvinia » June 19th, 2013, 9:49 am

Bev

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Post by fiddlesticks » June 19th, 2013, 2:14 pm

For those who crochet: http://crochetfreepattern.com/

I enjoy crocheting and this web sight looked good :)
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Post by Rapunzelina » August 14th, 2013, 2:30 pm

Heh, it got my age right :lol:

My father has some loss of hearing. I had read a relevant article a while back, so I started talking to my father in lower pitched voice and it worked! I have more chance of being heard when I talk in normal volume and low pitch, rather than when trying to talk louder so he can hear, as when I talk louder my voice gets higher pitched...

That article also mentioned some high-frequency noise generators used in malls/stores as "teen-repellents" and "anti-loitering devices"!

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Post by RuthieG » August 14th, 2013, 4:30 pm

Regrettably it also got me right. Perhaps I shouldn't be reviewing test recordings any more. (Well, every cloud has a silver lining ;).)
That article also mentioned some high-frequency noise generators used in malls/stores as "teen-repellents" and "anti-loitering devices"!
Reported by the BBC 4 years ago: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/shropshire/8419896.stm Apparently it works pretty well ;).

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Post by Hazel Pethig » August 14th, 2013, 6:43 pm

I am in my late 40's and I can just barely hear the under 40 tone! So why is my daughter always telling me to turn up the volume on the TV??

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Post by annise » August 15th, 2013, 12:26 am

I think I'm dead :(

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Maybe I need to use earphones

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Post by J_N » August 15th, 2013, 12:30 am

Rapunzelina wrote:My father has some loss of hearing. I had read a relevant article a while back, so I started talking to my father in lower pitched voice and it worked! I have more chance of being heard when I talk in normal volume and low pitch, rather than when trying to talk louder so he can hear, as when I talk louder my voice gets higher pitched...
Oh! I need to try that with my dad... he thinks he is hearing perfectly well and just everyone is talking too low... :roll: so absolutely no chance of getting a hearing aid into his ear... :evil:
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Post by carolb » August 15th, 2013, 12:30 am

First sound loud and clear ... then ... nothing ... :(

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Post by J_N » August 15th, 2013, 12:38 am

carolb wrote:First sound loud and clear ... then ... nothing ... :(

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Don't worry too much... Image if it bothers you make an appointment with your GP and have a hearing test there... that would yield more reliable results :)
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Post by carolb » August 15th, 2013, 1:05 am

Ah, thank you Julia!

I must say that not being able to hear screechy high pitched frequencies doesn't bother me in the slightest. :P
Only when I can't hear what people are saying will I start to worry, and then I'll complain that everyone is muttering!

Carol

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