Deafie Blogger at a radio station!

Hello everyone!

As you know, I can’t listen to the radio because of my hearing loss. Earlier today at work, my line manager, ‘H’ invited me along to her visit to the local radio station so I could see what it was like!

I work for a domestic abuse charity and H went along to record a short extract about the services that they provide. It had to be 25 seconds long and H wrote down what she wanted to say. The presenter, he was lovely and explained how everything worked.

For me, the interesting part came when he played back the recording. I could hear her voice quite clearly, whilst following the transcript so I could hear what H was saying! If only there was a way in the future for us Deafies to listen to the radio with some subtitles or transcripts, it would be amazing… just got to wait!

He edited the ‘gaps’ out of H’s speech and made it quicker so it fit within the 25 seconds. Also, they made her speech clearer and finer (which this part I couldn’t tell the difference!) It’s intriguing how they do the editing.

This did make me wonder how Liam aka Life of a Thinker co-presents his own radio show on Siren FM, with his hearing loss. I’d never be able to do it, but it was so interesting to see how it was done! Thank you Radio Norwich for your time.

Radio Norwich 999

Tomorrow evening, I am introducing the first ‘Guest blog’ on ‘Day in the life of a deafie’ for the first time, keep your eyes peeled! I’m quite excited to see your reactions to it.

Anyway, I must get back to work (writing on my lunch break!)

Love E x

3 thoughts on “Deafie Blogger at a radio station!

  1. Aw, thank you for the mention!

    Well, whilst I do have issues with editing audio recordings and transcribing them, I don’t have much of a problem with my radio show! Most of the time I am talking into the microphone – not anyone else – and my hearing loss is only mild/moderate so I can hear most things.

    Interesting post – it’s intriguing to hear how this radio station does things!


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  2. One of the effects I have found with my CI is that if I watch television and can’t make out what is being said I turn on the subtitles but don’t read them. I can hear the printed words ok!
    I believe this is a standard brain function for everyone but to us deafies it is much more noticable. Hearing people ‘make up’ what they hear in the same way we see what we think we should see from a small amount of sensory imput.
    We just need a lifetime of practice!

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