HoREX listen experts secure best language understanding at the TV Berlin/Kreuztal, June 2010 – the coming weeks promise live football power. But what if exciting TV experiences be marred by difficulty understanding spoken words? As the leading German professional association HoREX informed, approximately every fifth German citizen has difficulties in language understanding. These difficulties, which usually have their origins in a natural wear and tear of the hearing, are manifest in particular in television. And they lead to misunderstanding and involuntary humour. Hurray, the third watchman sneezes the pepper of sticking of! “, is the title of a current motif of the campaigns, with the HoREX wants to achieve above all those football fans, who have found themselves difficulty understanding spoken words.” With a wink, the listen experts invite all interested parties to be active and to ensure optimal TV reception your own ears. If football fans TV viewers the Understanding spoken words is difficult, often not far is it with the joy of a thrilling game”, explains Tanna sia Raghavan, an Executive Member of the Board of hearing acoustics EC HoREX. A they control the volume of their television set so high that other family members or even the neighbors feel harassed.
On the other hand, the words of the TV commentator even at high volume levels remain often incomprehensible them. What many don’t know: who can no longer perceive certain language frequencies due to natural wear and tear of the own hearing, which also increased volume can help little. All syllables are misunderstood then, what often leads to involuntary humour.” See experts apply to loud TV has long been considered an important indicator for post-crisis speech understanding. In a nationwide survey carried out by the HoREX in collaboration with the forsa Institute among persons understand difficulties, all 76 percent of nearly 2,000 respondents acknowledged that it them hard fall, acoustically to follow the TV program.