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Topic Title: How to mute speech to others at the office?
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Created On: 09/22/2021 11:53 PM
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 How to mute speech to others at the office?   - Future_Ethics - 09/22/2021 11:53 PM  
 How to mute speech to others at the office?   - Lunis Orcutt - 09/23/2021 12:31 PM  
 How to mute speech to others at the office?   - Grandslam - 09/24/2021 09:32 PM  
 How to mute speech to others at the office?   - MDH - 09/25/2021 11:17 AM  
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Future_Ethics
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I got hired in an office job recently. They say it's an open office, so I wouldn't have my own room, and I'm worried about distracting people with my talking to my computer.

 

I've been thinking about devices to avoid this. Has anyone found a good solution to this? I've heard about stenomasks, but not sure how well they would work with Dragon and my computer. I also heard about Hushme, but from a review it sounds like it wouldn't do the job.

 

I'm curious about how other people have handled the situation and if anyone has any suggestions?



 09/23/2021 12:31 PM
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Lunis Orcutt
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Hushme looks like a possibility but we doubt it because court reporters and transcriptionists would probably use it instead of stenomasks made by Sylencer, Martel and TalkTech. Also note that stenomasks are less accurate and hard to use. Rather than taking this approach, you might consider a headset mic with no speakers and very low input so that you can speak softly (not whispering). With that in mind, we recommend checking out the SpeechWare FlexyMike DEC with a USB soundcard.



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 09/24/2021 09:32 PM
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I am sympathetic to your situation, as I also work in an open plan office. The best solution I have found is to choose a good, wired headset which is sensitive enough for you to speak very softly. While other Dragon users I would disagree, I have found the Jabra 2400 works well for me, and it seems to be more sensitive than the Sennheiser MB Pro UC/ML which is often recommended. 

 09/25/2021 11:17 AM
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The BOOM O wired headset is something to consider. Even when I had significant laryngitis once I was still able to dictate and have good recognition--much to my surprise.

 

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