Competing Speaker Training

Helps train you to understand the voice you want to hear when there is a competing speaker.

Competing Speakers
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A clear, competing speaker can overshadow the voice you’re trying to hear if you have hearing loss or Auditory Processing Disorder. ~25% of LACE training is focused on training your brain to ignore a competing speaker’s voice while focusing on the conversation you’re engaged in.

The Competing Speaker tasks consist of sentences presented by your “target voice” in the presence of a single, clear competing speaker. You will be prompted to listen to one of three voices as the target voice: a male, a female, or a child (as shown in the example screenshot). The remaining voice will be the competing speaker.

As you improve, you’ll be able to focus on and understand each target voice in the presence of a louder competing speaker. LACE adapts to your responses, so you’ll remain challenged through all 11 sessions.

Hear an example of Competing Speaker audio (listen for the child's voice)

These examples are for demonstration purposes only. LACE adapts to your listening threshold so the exercises should never be too easy or too difficult.

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