There are three main factors that impact your ability to hear and understand speech.
The second factor is the speaker (the person talking). Does he or she have a familiar voice? Does the speaker project, and speak slowly and clearly. Have you noticed it’s more difficult to hear someone with an accent? The speaker’s expressions, body language, mannerisms and your interest in the subject play a role.
The third factor is the room. Does it have high ceilings and hardwood floors? If so, there is likely an echo which decreases your understanding of words. Loud background noise also interferes with your ability to communicate. All of these and more effect your ability to hear and understand. If you feel you are not hearing as well as you could, make an appointment. Have your hearing and hearing instruments checked.
Life sounds great! Enjoy every moment!Jane Kukula, Au.D.Paula Webster, M.A.
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