[SWLUG] SWLUG (Cardiff) or Unified Diff - This Evening.

Daniel Morgan plodski at gmail.com
Fri Mar 9 10:31:38 UTC 2012

Thank you for shedding some light in what I had assumed (though it
still might be) was the start of some demise of my hearing.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/King%E2%80%93Kopetzky_syndrome seems to
suggest something similar as what you are describing and some research
being carried out in Cardiff. I shall look into it further.

Once again thank you :)

On Thu, Mar 8, 2012 at 6:04 PM, James Edgeworth <diagmato at black0ps.com> wrote:
> On 08/03/2012 12:08, Daniel Morgan wrote:
>> Gutted I couldn't make it in the end yesterday
>>> That was a serious question - no one else seemed to have nearly the same
>>> issue, and if a song is playing, I cannot hear the lyrics for the tune.
>>> It amazes me how some people can remember even a verse of a song after
>>> hearing it once or twice...
>> I suffered this very issue there last time, even without the music
>> playing I suffer picking voices over the background noise. (although I
>> must stipulate that this is not exclusive to that location the lug's
>> at bar central used to induce the same difficulties)
> Good point - thinking back to any situation with background noise, it is
> very hard to determine which sound is the person speaking, and which is
> the background. It's not so much someone speaking too quiet, or a
> general hearing loss - the sound is there, it is just not getting
> "sorted" correctly. Some words do stand out, and in those cases I try to
> guess what the other words are based on context. In all, it tires the
> mind out very quickly.
> Apparently it's "Cocktail Party Syndrome". Trying to explain the
> problems has always resulted in blank stares, and "you don't need
> hearing aids, so how can there be a problem?" In all I can sum it up
> with, "Think of a working microphone, but the computer's audio drivers
> require a patch."
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