My hearing is below average and I could not hear event sounds sufficiently.
I discovered the following adjustment, which has made an enormous difference.
I hear these sounds very clearly now.
This is mainly for Realtek Drivers. But it should work on other drivers.
Just ensure your drivers are up-to-date.
- Using the Start menu search box, enter Control Panel and open the file.
- Click Hardware and Sound and then click Sound.
- In the settings panel that comes up click Playback and right click on Speakers. Click Properties.
- Click Enhancements. Scroll down the list and check Loudness Equalisation.
- Click OK.
Whilst having the sounds settings panel displayed, test your sound.
Click Sounds, a list of sound events shows.
For my example, I scrolled down the list and selected New Mail Notification. Click Test and the sound will occur. Mine was a lot higher than before this adjustment and is now perfect for me.
My clock chimes every hour. Before this small fix, I could barely hear it or that for new mails, I can hear it now.