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Old 26th May 2019, 16:28
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EEngr
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Seattle
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"Speaking from behind the veil does not muffle the woman's speech."

Perhaps not. But as a person with poor hearing (too much artillery at a young age) I find myself depending somewhat on lip-reading to understand conversation. Sometimes it's subconscious, but that could lead the doctor to misinterpret his loss of visual cues as mumbling.
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