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Sometimes my corded phone screeches when I am using it. It happens if I move my hand over it and will quit when i move my hand from it.

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  • glensarahs Feb 27, 2009

    Why does it go for a long time without doing it and then does it a lot only to quit again.

    How come growing up with the corded phones never did this?



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What you hear is called acoustic feedback, the same thing when you get close to loudspeaker with mic. It is normal. The sound from headphone bounces of you hand where is picked up by mic, amplified and emitted back by headphone. A pitch would depend on how far is your hand from the receiver.

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  • Harisk Karameh Feb 27, 2009

    old phones did not have an amplifier inside. Appearance of the feedback really depends on sound waves from headphone reaching microphone. Shape of the receivers can help this too. If you can control loudness, turn it down bit, it'll stop


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