Use of volume in cluttering

Cluttering speakers sometimes speak – without realizing it – too loudly or too softly. They regularly adjust their speech volume the wrong way. A well-known phenomenon is the night candle effect; as the cluttering speaker gets to the end of his sentence, his volume decreases and his message becomes more difficult to understand. You can compare this with a candle that slowly dies. Speaking too loud, however, may also occur in some cluttering speakers.

‘I often say to my boyfriend that he shouldn’t talk that loud. Sometimes his sounds are just so penetrating that I’m thinking: my god, can you please shut up? That’s when I am telling him to. I believe it now starts to get through to him’.

Angela