Witness Stand Is Wired for Sound (Dec, 1938)
Witness Stand Is Wired for Sound
To make sure that juries are able to hear clearly each word spoken by witnesses on the stand, a Los Angeles, Calif., court is now employing a public-address system with the witness answering questions through a hand microphone. On many occasions, it is believed, members of the jury miss part of the testimony by reason of the low voices of the witnesses or because of bad acoustics. The photograph above shows a witness telling her story to the microphone.