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1965 - Dr. M.R. Schroeder (left) and Dr. R.M. Golden (center) discuss the harmonic compressor with M.R. Barnett

DEVICE MAY HELP BLIND TO "SPEED HEAR" RECORDINGS

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Speech

1965

Dr. M.R. Schroeder (left) and Dr. R.M. Golden (center of Bell Telephone Laboratories discuss the harmonic compressor with M.R. Barnett, Executive Director of the American Foundation for the Blind, at the Foundation's headquarters in New York.

The harmonic compressor, conceived at Bell Laboratories, is a device which permits the playing of recordings at twice their normal speed while retaining normal voice pitch.

The Foundation is interested in the device as a possible means of enabling blind persons to "speed hear" recorded speech. 


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