Our Transcription Specialists Must Possess the Most Important Sense

We’ve all heard the one about the man who ate his hearing aid thinking it was a cashew nut, proving his eyesight was as bad as his hearing. However, mishaps involving those with poor hearing aren’t always as funny. They can range from the embarrassing to deadly. That is why pitch perfect hearing is particularly important in a number of professions, including transcription.

Our transcription specialists rely on their acute sense of hearing to clearly distinguish the differences between similar-sounding words or words spoken on poor quality audio recordings. Using the wrong word can have far-reaching consequences.

The Importance of Phonological Awareness

For those with poor hearing, errors are not always limited to the use of wrong words. Research has shown that conductive hearing loss, for example, can lead to spelling errors. In the case of younger people, hearing can be improved by re-educating a child’s phonological awareness. In adults, however, this approach is not always available nor effective.

Our transcription specialists must have highly tuned ears in order to produce documents that are of the highest quality. Because accuracy is the be-all and end-all, anybody whose hearing is below par is not cut out for work in transcription.

Knowing the Relationship Between Sounds and Letters

People with good hearing understand the relationship between sounds and letters. It makes them good at spelling and ideal to become one of our transcription specialists. Because the English language uses conventions, good spellers are those who have grasped the complexities of the code. People who don’t understand the conventions are unlikely to be good spellers.

Those who struggle with spelling can sometimes develop a dependence on visual coding. This involves trying to remember the letter shapes and the patterns they form to create words, which is restricted by memory. Trying to remember how a word is spelled can be time-consuming, frustrating and not conductive to a fast-paced environment.

Transcription Specialists Are Skilled

We take our hat off to our transcription specialists. Their grasp of the English language is superb. Their hearing is spot on, and they are using their phonetic skills to produce the most accurate, high quality documents available.

If you would like your recordings to be transcribed by our transcription specialists, with an ear for the complex, please telephone +44 (0) 1707 260027.