• What is simultaneous interpretation?

What is simultaneous interpretation?

Simultaneous interpretation is the continuous verbal interpretation from one language to another. Unlike consecutive interpretation, simultaneous interpretation allows a speaker to continue without pausing for the interpreter to speak.

Simultaneous interpretation requires special equipment to allow interpreters to sit in a sound isolated booth while listening, through headphones, to the speaker and interpreting into a different language. The individuals listening to the interpretation will listen though headphones connected either to a conference microphone with headphone inserts or infrared receivers, both of which provide the transmission of the simultaneously interpreted audio.


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