Understanding Low or No Background Audio

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Intent of Low or No Background Audio

The intent of this Success Criterion is to ensure that any non-speech sounds are low enough that a user who is hard of hearing can separate the speech from background sounds or other noise foreground speech content.

The value of 20 dB was chosen based on Large area assistive listening systems (ALS): Review and recommendations [[LAALS]] and In-the-ear measurements of interference in hearing aids from digital wireless telephones [[HEARING-AID-INT]]

Benefits of Low or No Background Audio

Examples of Low or No Background Audio

Resources for Low or No Background Audio

Techniques for Low or No Background Audio

Sufficient Techniques for Low or No Background Audio

  1. Mixing audio files so that non-speech sounds are at least 20 decibels lower than the speech audio content

Additional Techniques (Advisory) for Low or No Background Audio

Common Failures for Low or No Background Audio