https://www.duolingo.com/David720087

Need "Cannot hear" button

I often find myself in a situation where I can not hear. I'm in a noisy environment, or I'm in a setting where I do not want to disturb others. So when the course asks me to type what was said. I am completely helpless.

I love the "I can't talk right now" button

But I think we also need a "I can't hear right now" button

Opinions??

Thanks, Dave

April 20, 2016

4 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/remoonline

Go to the settings page and turn off the Speaker option. That should get rid of the audio exercises.

April 20, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Usagiboy7

Just to add to that, settings are located when you hover your mouse over your username where it appears in the blue bar at the top of the screen. :).

April 20, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/psionpete

Have you considered using earphones?

April 20, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/David720087

Yes. That would work. However, the way I use the app is for small amounts of time ... Like as I walk between meetings,.. Etc. when I don't have earphones with me.

It sounds like the "turn off speaker" option is the way to go. I did not realize I had that option.

Even so, it would still be nice to have button indicating I can't hear because the environment can change rapidly as I move around and sometimes I can hear and other times not. I prefer to do the hearing the excercises when I can.

In other words the "can't talk" button is great. why not a "can't hear" button?

April 20, 2016
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