Improving speech intelligibility

Did you ever feel like you struggled to understand a message being played over the loudspeakers at the train station? Did you ever find it challenging to listen to a radio programme, while cooking and the fan was on? Did you ever feel annoyed at an answering machine over the phone, because the audio quality was so poor you hardly understood anything? What these situations have in common is speech being delivered across a noisy channel, from a device to your ears. The good news is that there are ways to make things better.

NELE (Near End Listening Enhancement) refers to a class of algorithms that modify speech signals before we play them on a device, in order to make them more intelligible for the listener. Click on the links below to find out more!