How about a button to kill the text ?
Why not have a button to kill text and force you to comprehend the spoken word only? I'm visually oriented, and with text you can reread at your leisure. With sound, you have to process everything one word at a time. So I can read but I can't hold a conversation. A simple button at the beginning of a lesson, to kill text, would be another way to attack the comprehension problem.
I'm practically blind, and I think this is a really cool idea I never even thought of. I'm hoping at some point in the near future they'll import some form of the script mentioned by @Thomas.Heiss, or come up with one of their own. It's annoying for me to have my screen about three to four inches away from my face just to see the text. Have a couple of lingots, Hawki.
For a while the stories had that feature. I guess they don't anymore.
For the listening comprehension you can find various websites/blogs with intermediate dialogue. I have found a couple of them in French that I like. They don't do any English, and it's all talk with no subtitles, but not too complicated. It's geared for "intermediate" level speakers. I clicked on many pages full of useless garbage before I found those blogs that I like, but I eventually found some. I bet if you search for "intermediate Spanish" you'll find lots of them. You might have to try out a few to find some that you like.
Try "Español con Juan" on youtube and see if that's your speed.
You can use Camilo's Tampermonkey/Violentmonkey user script on the web portal to accomplish this: https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/19654789/Userscript-Tree-Enhancer
As a bonus you get the audio working in your target language (Spanish) for multiple-choice and right hand side translations.
Would you please move your thread from the Spanish language forum (grammar help, Duolingo Spanish tree, questions related to Spanish) to the general Duolingo(English) forum?
Just edit your main comment and choose a different forum from the list.
You do not have to create a new thread!