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.
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