Auditory Assistance Resources

Automatic Volume Reduction

Disabling Volume Reduction

These instructions are for Windows 10. Other versions of Windows will have similar instructions.

  1. Open the Start menu.
  2. Right-click the [Sound] speaker [Sound speaker icon] icon in the taskbar and select Sounds from the pop-up list. The Sound interface will open (figure 1).

    Communications tab in the Sound interface with the 'Do nothing' radio button indicated

    Figure 1. Sound interface

  3. Select the [Communications] tab.
  4. Select the Do nothing radio button, which is indicated in figure 1. (By default, the option to Reduce the volume of other sounds by 80% is selected.)
  5. Select the [OK] button.