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Old 3rd Feb 2014, 21:37
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As has been pointed out, if my (our) attention is switched 'ON' then I can hear, but extraneous noises/distractions/whatever blunt my hearing. I also find the fashion to speak quickly and to swallow words, greatly practised by younger American actors, to negatively impair one's hearing thingamijigs. The ladeez just love emoting, and there's not a thing we can do about it What did some wise person say ? Less is more

Multitasking is, in most cases a fallacy and when the fairer sex trumpet that they can wonderfully operate on 3 levels simultaneously whilst watching TV and phoning, then I must with respect disagree. One thing at a time, then the next and so on will bring good results, even if a rotation between the tasks is necessary. A very capable friend once opined "multi tasking is the practice of doing several things badly at once" and over the years I would wholeheartedly agree.

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