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December 21, 2008

Helpful Hints from joeeze: Hear better on your cellphone

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Candice Chan, writing in the January 2009 issue of Wired magazine, offers a no-tech way to improve your audio; it follows.

    Hear Better on Your Cellphone

    Say again? You're halfway to where?... Whaaa? Trying to hear on your cell in a noisy room can be crazy-making. Neuroscientist Sam Wang, coauthor of "Welcome to Your Brain," let us in on a secret: Cover the mouthpiece. Off the phone, one reason you can carry on a conversation in loud places is because your brain separates sound spatially by analyzing subtle differences in the signal from each ear. It can distinguish between a single source โ€” like the voice of your dinner date โ€” and the surrounding cacophony. Your mobile messes with your head by funneling both the caller's voice and the room noise into one ear. Result: a tinny jumble. Block your mic, and you'll only get the caller.

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How do you Cover the mouthpiece and "Off the phone" ????????????

Then your call with cut, before you copy paste a post read something in it before doing so....

dont waste our time

Posted by: kap | Dec 30, 2008 7:03:11 AM

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