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Subject: Re: [OM] Popcorn - was Filters on eBay and elsewhere
From: Moose <olymoose@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 18 Mar 2014 15:29:57 -0700
On 3/18/2014 8:19 AM, Bob Whitmire wrote:
> Aren’t you special. <g> I need subtitles to watch True Detective, and _I’m_ a 
> Southerner. But I think it has more to do with tone and frequency rather than 
> incomprehensibility. My ears never have fully recovered from four years 
> copying code in the Army, motorcycle riding and rock and roll. Some tones and 
> frequencies are beginning to drop off, more and more as the years pass. I’m 
> almost at the point where it’s time to put the subtitles on for _anything_. 
> Not quite, but close.

There's a kind of hearing loss that has to do with the level, kind, frequency 
of ambient noise. One example I've heard 
of is people whose hearing tests fine, but cannot distinguish voices/words at a 
noisy party. There is, of course, a 
fancy name for it, which I don't recall.

I've lost some hi-freak hearing, although not as much as I'd have guessed by 
now. But in relative quiet, I can hear 
incredibly tiny sounds.

I was quite pleased last night watching TV when Carol had trouble with some 
words/phrases in a US show that was 
perfectly understandable to me. More usually, it's me asking her 'What was 

There's one Brit show (Sherlock?) where the miking is particularly odd, like 
some combination of echoy and 
distant/muffled, where I often miss whole phrases, but it's reasonably clear to 
Carol. She agrees the sound is poor, but 
can understand what they are saying. Or at least more than I; she's less 
obsessed about the details than I.

It wouldn't matter, if she could watch with subtitles ... TGFIR* There was one 
show recently where I just gave up paying 
attention, then came back when she was asleep and watched the last 2/3 with 
subtitles on. I later asked her about one 
point the titles had made clear to me - and she had misunderstood, too. Aha! :-)

Pin Drop Moose

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