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Volume Inconsistent in Italian Dictation Exercises

I had originally posted this in the Italian forum since it is specific to the audio dictation exercises in that course, but a user there recommended I post here as well.

Here is my original post: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/6375425

The computer voice seems to alternate between whispering and screaming words in the dictation exercises, but only for the Italian course. Pressing the turtle button doesn't help. I find it particularly strange, since if I get the same sentence in a translation exercise, the computer narrates the sentence at a consistent volume.

Is there anything I can do to fix this, other than turning off the sound for the whole duolingo site in my settings? I want the audio, but when it's grading me on listening either I can't hear one half of it, or the other half of it is so loud that it hurts my ears.

January 12, 2015


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