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Know anyone who just doesnt seem to know how to lower their voices volume? by 2.5
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Are they born that way?

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You mean Americans?
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I mean for real cannot talk quietly. Talking on the phone comes to mind as a good place to witness this. Its as if they are trying to speak to someone on the other side of a room.
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yes, both my wife and son have no idea what an "indoor" voice is. I can be sitting right next to them and they sound like they are yelling

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I mean for real cannot talk quietly. Talking on the phone comes to mind as a good place to witness this. Its as if they are trying to speak to someone on the other side of a room.


Right. Americans.
As a rule, our normal conversational voice is much louder than much of the rest of the world. Now if you're talking about people who are loud by American standards, that's another issue. I don't know why, but a lot of people seem to talk louder on the phone than in person. To me it seems natural to want to speak more quietly when on the phone.
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I have a friend who, after a couple beers, cannot maintain a "normal" volume. Everybody calls him on it and it's actually downright annoying. I'm talking excessively loud here, if I sit next to him at a table I will actually plug my ear that's closest to him. I honestly can't stand it.
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Right. Americans.
As a rule, our normal conversational voice is much louder than much of the rest of the world. Now if you're talking about people who are loud by American standards, that's another issue. I don't know why, but a lot of people seem to talk louder on the phone than in person. To me it seems natural to want to speak more quietly when on the phone.


Mine isnt, but I'm sure many Americans are.
I wonder if it comes from growing up in a loud environment or one where there are many people trying to talk at once.
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I mean for real cannot talk quietly. Talking on the phone comes to mind as a good place to witness this. Its as if they are trying to speak to someone on the other side of a room.


I know what you mean...ive heard people from inside my house talking on the phone from clear on the other side of the parking lot...prob 50-75 yards away or more. I think its because there ear drums are burned out from listening to loud music for 15 years. They seem to think that if they cant hear the other person, the other person cant hear them in a normal voice. Ive had people talk to me on the phone so loud I could lay the phone down and use it like a speakerphone.

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I know lots of people like that....

And, come to think of it...

They're all Americans.

Hmmm.
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I'm one of those people. My dad is as well. I attribute it to hearing loss. I have to be actively reminded on a regular basis to lower my voice.
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A lot of it is, I'm certain, people talking on cell phones and thinking they have to talk loudly to get the signal through.
We have crappy radio and cell coverage at work, and it becomes habit.
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I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT!!!

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**** YOU, THAT'S WHY!

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To me, almost everyone is like that, while everyone tells me I need to speak louder.
It has to do, not with your voice, but with your hearing.
YOU, sort of internally--hear your voice differently than others do--that is, at a different volume--transmitted from larnyx thru gristle, bone and cartilage to your eardrum as well as thru the air to your ear drum, as well as knowing your own words from the thought process of forming them. People who routinely and normally speak loud, often have a problem hearing themselves--think they are whispering if they speak in what seems a normal voice to everyone else.

I have the opposite problem--hearing is too acute. I hear every conversation in a crowded room, even in a big room like walmart and it drives me nuts. Those who have spoken to me in person, know that I do not speak loud at all.
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**** YOU, THAT'S WHY!



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The voices inside my head are very loud and imposing.

My buddy is a loud talker and I blame his lack of hearing protection when shooting for many years. I had a friend shoot my AR15 with me about 15 feet back and 15 feet to the side and lifted one of my hearing protection. For many days my ear rang. I suspect for him it is much worse.
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Originally posted by rogergarrison:


I know what you mean...ive heard people from inside my house talking on the phone from clear on the other side of the parking lot...prob 50-75 yards away or more. I think its because there ear drums are burned out from listening to loud music for 15 years. They seem to think that if they cant hear the other person, the other person cant hear them in a normal voice. Ive had people talk to me on the phone so loud I could lay the phone down and use it like a speakerphone.


Well Roger is not guilty of this. He's a pretty soft spoken person, BELIEVE IT OR NOT!!

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I have the opposite problem--hearing is too acute. I hear every conversation in a crowded room, even in a big room like walmart and it drives me nuts. Those who have spoken to me in person, know that I do not speak loud at all.


That's like my dad. Never lost any hearing his whole life. Then when he moved into a nursing home the nurses there would shout at him because they assumed he was half deaf like the rest of the people there. Drove him crazy!

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One of the guys in my office is like this. He's very smart but has 0 social skills. He is yelling on every single phone conversation, all day long.
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The old wire line phones had a feature called "side tone". It was a device where the speaker would hear their own voice in the receiver and adjust their speaking volume accordingly. On short lines the people would speak softer and on long lines, louder.

Maybe some of the loud talkers are using their internal AVC due to absence of side tone?
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Originally posted by maryjane:

I have the opposite problem--hearing is too acute. I hear every conversation in a crowded room, even in a big room like walmart and it drives me nuts. Those who have spoken to me in person, know that I do not speak loud at all.

Same here.

Funny thing is, after all the loud noises I experienced in the military, (weapons fire, explosions, loud machinery, etc) I apparently STILL hear better than most people.

I also noticed that when I talk, people in the room tend to quiet down, so they can hear me. Maybe that's a good thing?
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I still have excellent hearing. Im not into music, especially like concerts. BUT i did sit over 2 mega horsepower jet engines for most of 4 years...go figure. I also raced stock cars and supermodifieds with no mufflers.
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Please speak up.


WHAT?

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Originally posted by maryjane:

To me, almost everyone is like that, while everyone tells me I need to speak louder.
It has to do, not with your voice, but with your hearing.
YOU, sort of internally--hear your voice differently than others do--that is, at a different volume--transmitted from larnyx thru gristle, bone and cartilage to your eardrum as well as thru the air to your ear drum, as well as knowing your own words from the thought process of forming them. People who routinely and normally speak loud, often have a problem hearing themselves--think they are whispering if they speak in what seems a normal voice to everyone else.

I have the opposite problem--hearing is too acute. I hear every conversation in a crowded room, even in a big room like walmart and it drives me nuts. Those who have spoken to me in person, know that I do not speak loud at all.


I may have the same sensitive hearing. It seems espscially to things behind me. But I also usually take into account ambient noise and compensate for it either quieter or louder so the paeron can hear me. I have a relative who will for example talk to me in a car sitting in a parking lot, and talk just as quiet in a car with the windows down going down the highway. I guess some of it has to do with attention to surroundings.
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There's three possible reasons:

1 - They cannot hear very well...

2 - It is a component of Attention Deficit Disorder. More specifically, it's the inability to realize (not paying attention) that their voice is gaining in volume.

3 - They want to be heard loudly (attention getting in public)
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4. Drunk (reference my brother)
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yes, my 2 causes of this are:
1> from a large family, growing up in a constant raucous
2> hearing issue

tho - yes - drunk works too
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HUH ? WHATDYA GUYS <HIC> SAY ?
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Originally posted by spark1:

The old wire line phones had a feature called "side tone". It was a device where the speaker would hear their own voice in the receiver and adjust their speaking volume accordingly. On short lines the people would speak softer and on long lines, louder.

Maybe some of the loud talkers are using their internal AVC due to absence of side tone?


I was going to mention the same thing.

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