improving tv speech quality.


New member
Aug 10, 2019
I'm deaf enough to need hearing aids, and have given up trying to view tv films because the dialogue is usually overwhelmed by the 'background' music and incidental sounds. When it isn't ,it's too often mumbled and unclear.

Would an external audio system help? Can you boost speech/improve it's clarity and minimise other sound track noise, or do home cinema systems just make the whole thing more 'vibrant'.

Don't get too technical in any answer - I'm a caveman!


Well-known member
Sep 6, 2007
If you watched a film or tv and used an av receiver as your audio source, you would be able to improve the voice quality/volume whilst lowering the surround noise. Actors voices generally come from the centre speaker in a 5.1 set up. The other front speakers (left and right) give you other incidental "noise". Therefore music and shouting etc., should normally come from the left and rights which you could lower in volume (same with the rears) and then raise the centre speaker up. The clarity in sound from actors voices is better using decent speakers and receiver anyway. I don't know if there is a better technical way of doing this but I would imagine this would help you.


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