Competing Voice Training

Help your brain pick out the voice you want to focus on, even when there is another person talking.

It Can Be Hard to Focus When Multiple Speakers Are Competing

People don’t always speak in turn. And you’re often in the presence of someone else having a separate – but clear – conversation near you. Listening when there are multiple speakers talking can be difficult, but it can be even harder when you add in the challenges of hearing loss.

If you are dealing with hearing loss or an auditory processing disorder, LACE’s Competing Voice speech comprehension exercises train your brain to handle multiple speakers better. 

Approximately 25% of LACE training focuses on helping your brain ignore a competing speaker’s voice while you focus on the conversation you’re engaged in.

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Competing Speakers
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LACE’s Competing Voice exercises consist of sentences spoken by your “target voice” while a single, clear competing speaker talks at the same time. You’ll be asked to listen to one of three voices as your target voice: a male, female, or child (as shown in the example screenshot).

The other voice you hear will be the competing speaker. Depending on your feedback, LACE will present this competing voice louder or softer — just enough to give you a challenge.

As you improve your speech comprehension and continue your training, you’ll be able to focus on and understand each target voice, even when a louder competing speaker is talking. LACE adapts to your responses, so you’ll remain challenged through all 11 sessions.

Hear an Example of Competing Voice 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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