Hi, I’m not sure if the Audacity forum is the right place for this question but being the sound experts on the Net perhaps someone could possibly help please ?
I’ve not the best of hearing due to a sporting accident years ago, basic hearing aids unfortunately being of no help at all, so it’s always been necessary to have sub-titles when viewing dvds on my pc if they’re even available which is rare. The core problem is I can’t distinguish much pitch at all sounds always coming across very muffled, so to get round this problem I first bought some powerful speakers that helped a bit but not only were too loud for others nearby, most sounds still remained muffled as well. Unfortunately I’m definitely not a techie nevertheless I would very much appreciate some advice as to what additional options if any are or are not available for poor hearing now that I’ve just bought a laptop Windows 7 64bit.
I’ve already been into “Sounds” - “Enhancements” and set “Pitch Shift” to minus 4 which has improved things quite a lot but ideally, though I’m guessing, if this scale were available up to say minus 10 I’m pretty sure I could hear just about everything. This is because I once took a commercial company’s hearing aid test and after about half an hour I was able to hear an ordinary conversation about 15 to 20 feet away, the only problem was it would have cost about £2500 so a non-starter unfortunately.
As I said I’m not a techie but if anyone has any suggestions on what options might be worth trying anywhere next I’d be very grateful.