Inclusion: Hybrid Practice Speech Intelligibility

Piet van der Zanden shares his expertise on speech intelligibility for the hybrid practice along with his personal experience as a hard-hearing listener
Inclusion: Hybrid Practice Speech Intelligibility
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"...speech intelligibility is not always compensated by just amplifying it."  In this 3-part series, @Piet van der Zanden , Education Expert AV-IT in Teaching and Learning Spaces at TU Delft, demonstrates his experience as a hard-hearing listener at the far end of a hybrid meeting and discusses the various acoustic characteristics that affect speech intelligibility.  

Parts I & II are linked from the article: Inclusion: Hybrid Practice Speech Intelligibility Part III | LinkedIn

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Go to the profile of John Pilzner
13 days ago

"...speech intelligibility is not always compensated by just amplifying it." In fact, depending on the acoustics of the room, it may just amplify the problem. I had a client with a small multi-purpose space who tried to use it for presentations. He couldn't be understood due to the long reverb time, so he tried using a portable system. It only made the problem worse. After we installed wall and ceiling acoustic panels, he could do presentations unamplified with better speech intelligibility than he had ever experienced in the room. He was delighted with the outcome.