Any player can ask for one instant repeat of the whole question or a section of the question. For these repeats the clock stops, and no section of the question may be read more than once as one of these repeats.
Players should endeavour to resolve hearing issues as soon as they are noticed rather than waiting until potential decisive moments.
Later Repeats and Spelling Requests
Only the player to whom the question is directed may ask for subsequent repeats, clarifications or spellings.
These repeats, clarifications or spellings do not stop the clock and are unlimited in number.
The hazarding of an answer ends all repeats and once an answer is given the clock does not stop again until the start of the next question.
Priority of answers over repeats
If a player asks for a repeat, spelling or clarification but an answer is given the answering takes priority and the repeat is not completed.
If a player asks for a repeat, spelling or clarification but the player to whom the question is directed passes, the answering takes priority and the repeat is not completed.
The purpose of this priority is to allow the legitimate tactic of passing to prevent others from having time to think to continue while also allowing for repeats where needed. Given this it makes sense to resolve auditory issues prior to the game, rather than during it.