Re: Initial Speech Cutoff Using Bluetooth Headphones and NVDA

Jim Pemberton

Glad to hear that White Noise worked for you Sean.  I just stumbled on that one by accident, and it has worked perfectly for me each and every time.


From: <> On Behalf Of Shawn via
Sent: Sunday, October 24, 2021 11:25 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Initial Speech Cutoff Using Bluetooth Headphones and NVDA


I had not known about white noise, I had Bluetooth Audio. I installed white noise and it took about 30 seconds to kick in once I switched to my Bluetooth headset, but it seems to be consistent afterwards. I let it sit for a couple minutes and my first key press wasn’t cut off.

Shawn Klein


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From: tim
Sent: Sunday, October 24, 2021 7:50 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Initial Speech Cutoff Using Bluetooth Headphones and NVDA


That is because some think that work arounds are solutions to problems.

So the real problem never gets fixed and when asked why not? Answer you

got a work around that works.


On 10/24/2021 5:19 AM, Bhavya shah wrote:

> Dear all,

> * It seems like some other users share my  experience of the Bluetooth

> Audio add-on being ineffectual. Is the add-ons community aware of this

> issue?

> * I did find White Noise on Is this a generally

> reliable add-on repository, and in particular, is this add-on known to

> be safe? I have not heard of it before so am hoping to make sure.

> * I had to look around a little bit, but for reference, the Silenzio

> program seems to be available from

> I

> have not downloaded it myself so cannout personally vouch for it yet.

> * I skimmed through the GitHub tracker, and based on a perfunctory

> scan of #5172, #10829, and #11024, it seems like this is regarded as a

> solved problem, which I don't think is my experience and that of some

> other participants in this thread.

> Thanks.

> On 10/22/21, Gene <gsasner@...> wrote:

>> Try Silenzio.  I don’t know how the plugin works you tried.  Silenzio sends

>> inaudible sound through the system to keep the audio from going to sleep.


>> Gene

>> -----Original Message-----

>> From: Luke Robinett

>> Sent: Friday, October 22, 2021 3:45 PM

>> To:

>> Subject: Re: [nvda] Initial Speech Cutoff Using Bluetooth Headphones and



>> Yes. I continue to have that same problem with my AirPods despite installing

>> the NVDA Bluetooth plug-in. It seems to have had no effect whatsoever. I’ve

>> given up on this set up and just use a pair of wired headphones now. It’s

>> unfortunate that such a simple thing can’t be made reliable but it is what

>> it is, I guess.


>>> On Oct 22, 2021, at 10:41 AM, Bhavya shah <bhavya.shah125@...>

>>> wrote:


>>> Dear all,


>>> I am currently using NVDA 2021.2 with the Bluetooth Audio add-on

>>> installed and enabled on a Windows 10 machine. With it, I am using a

>>> pair of Bluetooth headphones with my laptop, both of which are

>>> Bluetooth 5.0 compatible. Still, from time to time, especially when I

>>> am reading short stringgs like an alphabet or a monosyllable, the

>>> initial bit of the speech is cut off. Are there any ways to minimize

>>> the cutoff or fix it entirely? Please let me know.


>>> Best Regards,

>>> Bhavya Shah

>>> Stanford University | Class of 2024

>>> LinkedIn:




















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