Also called “whispering interpretation.” A type of simultaneous interpretation without equipment when the interpreter sits next to the client and whispers into his or her ear. This mode is extremely tiring for the interpreter because of cognitive overload and it must not be used for more than 15-20 minutes at a time. It cannot and must not replace interpretation with portable equipment or a booth and also cannot be used for more than 2-3 clients at a time.    

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