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noise cancellation

Discussion in 'MCAT Discussions' started by rhettoric, Apr 8, 2007.

  1. rhettoric

    rhettoric 2+ Year Member

    Dec 23, 2006
    So, according to the mcat prep doc, noise cancellation headphones will be made available to test takers. Did any of you April 7th takers use them? How were they?

    I've taken up the habit of wearing earplugs on all my exams. They really help cut down on the distractions. Apparently I could have a radio transmitter or some crap though so I can't wear them on the mcat.
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  3. caliboy007

    caliboy007 Junior Member 7+ Year Member

    Jul 24, 2006
    The ones at my center were orange and actually worked pretty damn well. That was something I was very pleased wtith... it's strange though because it makes it sound like you are in a vacuum. They are full size headsets, not earplugs.
  4. theoffice20


    Apr 4, 2007
    Yea i thought they worked well since i didn't even hear people coming in and getting seated after me. It did feel a little weird though like you are in vacuum.
  5. MSTPbound

    MSTPbound student Moderator Emeritus 2+ Year Member

    Oct 1, 2006
    I had the orange ones also. They worked well, but I found them too freakin' annoying because they felt like they were sucking my eardrums outward:( .

    Good thing I practiced a bunch of times at the Kaplan center... I got used to tuning out unexpected distractions, so I felt better off without them.
  6. Vanguard23

    Vanguard23 5+ Year Member

    Sep 5, 2006
    I went to WalMart and bought a set of headphones at the sporting goods section(I think these are for rifle practice) to not only actually block out sound during my FL's, but to simulate the testing experience more.
  7. HippocratesX

    HippocratesX Member 7+ Year Member

    Mar 22, 2002
    did u also buy one of those t-shirts that says "I'm a big dork" in the clothing section?:smuggrin:
  8. DrGoofy

    DrGoofy 2+ Year Member

    Oct 20, 2006
    new york
    i had the orange ones as well... worked pretty well i thought... just felt weird, just like others have said.

    also, the proctors at my test center told me that we were allowed to bring our own ear plugs if we wanted... not sure if that is true for all the other test sites.

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