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#403491 - 04/23/14 12:34 PM Re: Help with center channel and my hearing loss [Re: JohnK]
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Originally Posted By: JohnK
Lance, another welcome to Axiom. You've already gotten some good suggestions here, but depending on the extent of your hearing damage, none of the adjustments that we suggest may be enough.

Many center channels in movies are mixed at a low level with respect to the other content, and making a 3-4dB boost in the center from the balanced level set with test tones can help with this part of the problem. Your situation however compounds the difficulty by apparently adding losses in the upper mid/lower treble frequencies(about 2-6KHz, see this brief discussion ) which affect the consonants most strongly and can make speech intelligibility poor even at loud levels.

It's highly unlikely that a speaker with a "colored" mid/high frequency response could be more than at best a hit-or-miss proposition with its uneven or distorted response "correcting" the problem in differentiating the consonants.


Yep.
Sorry Lance but JohnK makes the same points that came to my head.
If you damage the top 20 keys of the piano, it simply cannot play those keys anymore.
A call to a hearing specialist is the way to go.
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#403493 - 04/23/14 01:12 PM Re: Help with center channel and my hearing loss [Re: Lance_H]
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I've been waiting for Sony's patented "beam into your brain" technology to come out. Screw the ethical issues or the idea that you could mind control people... It would be cool. Fully working ears not required...

Sony may one day beam sensory data into your brain (2005)
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