https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rebekah417138

Sound Problems!

Hi,

Can something please be done about the sound? It is too quiet. If the settings were louder & folk find them too loud, they will have the option of turning their sounds down. At the moment, I have no options because I cannot get them any louder.

I have my laptop turned up to 100% volume but cannot hear anything clearly. I object to having to use ear buds in order to hear the lessons!

Thank you.

Rebekah

January 17, 2020

6 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MimiMcC99999

This is very device dependent. I have significant hearing loss, but on my new S4 tablet I don't need earbuds for the course and I don't wear my hearing aids at home. On my previous S2 tablet I had to have earbuds. In reality, I should wear earbuds anyway because it is easier to discern some of the difficult sounds. Also, at the beginning of the course I had to have the volume louder but as my ears have adjusted to the language, I've been able to turn it down. Maybe it will get better for you.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rebekah417138

Thank you, Mimi! That is very helpful information. I will try it on my S4 in future.

Best of luck with your course. :)

Rebekah


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SamCurrier1

I am hard of hearing and I have always used earphones for all of the Duolingo language courses - it would be impossible for me otherwise. I am more interested in being able to read and write rather than speak the languages so I don't worry about it.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MimiMcC99999

I should do that too. It definitely makes a difference.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jim606185

Depending on your operating system, you can go above the 100% level. Take a look at sound settings. I have mine set at 135% but I am using Linux.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rebekah417138

Thank you for that wee tip, Jim! I will try it!

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