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What is Whispering ?

Whispered Simultaneous Interpreting.

The interpreter is seated or standing among the delegates and interprets simultaneously directly into the ear of the delegates.

Whispered interpretation can be used only for very few delegates sitting or standing close together. It is used mainly in bilateral meetings or in groups where only a few delegates do not share a common language.

Whispering is often used instead of consecutive in order to save time. Sometimes, the whispering interpreter will use a headphone in order to get the best possible sound from the original speaker.