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(Disclaimer: I am not hard of hearing. Please correct me if I say anything stupid.)

This is a discussion I have had so many times with people who say that they are good at public speaking, they can project their voice and so they don't need a microphone. Apparently they cannot understand that the microphone connects to the hearing loop, so for people who rely on their hearing aids being switched to T and using the loop, no matter how much they're good at shouting, it won't help.

Similarly deserving of a slow death are those sound-desk operators who sit there listening and reckon that if they can hear an okay balance coming through the speakers, it's probably alright, rather than picking up the headphones in front of them to check that what's coming through the loop is also balanced okay. Remember, people, some musical instruments are acoustic, and sound loud if you have no trouble hearing, but if they aren't miked they don't come through on the loop properly. You need to adjust the sound balance for both.

Date: 2009-07-08 11:20 am (UTC)
angelikitten: Cat with a halo (Default)
From: [personal profile] angelikitten
Similarly deserving of a slow death are those sound-desk operators who sit there listening and reckon that if they can hear an okay balance coming through the speakers, it's probably alright, rather than picking up the headphones in front of them to check that what's coming through the loop is also balanced okay.
As I'll openly admit to anyone who asks, I really hate my ex1. But if there is one good thing about him, it's that when he worked the sound desk at his first church, he would always check this. And if he wasn't sure that things were working okay, he'd always check with people who had hearing aids to see how they felt it was working, and change things as necessary.



1I only mention this here because if I'm the one saying that he did something right, then he really was doing it right.
Edited Date: 2009-07-08 11:20 am (UTC)

Date: 2009-07-11 06:32 pm (UTC)
nerakrose: drawing of balfour from havemercy (Default)
From: [personal profile] nerakrose
i agree. >.<

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