Sometimes it seems that people are speaking too fast to us. Sometimes they even speak fast to us in a foreign language. We often don’t have enough time to catch phone numbers, dates or other important information. And they don’t have time to repeat it!
Finally there is a technology that can help. EasyListen™ dynamically slows down the incoming speech making it natural and understandable. While “time stretching” technologies for speech modification have been known for a long time (see here for example), EasyListen™ is more complicated and intelligent than classical approaches. The key is the word “dynamically” and herein are the main differences:
EasyListen™ technology is language independent and works equally well with Western and Eastern tonal languages.
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ORIGINAL SPEECH RECORDING
a phone dialog between two fast talkers
while the length of the dialog has not increased significantly, the intelligibility has certainly improved
|ORIGINAL SPEECH RECORDING
a presentation example; the presenting lady probably speaks too fast for most people
slowing her down by 15% (on average), makes the content much more intelligible
Alango EasyListen™ is available as a standalone package. It is also seamlessly integrated with other Alango technologies into one Voice Communication Package (VCP), including echo cancellation, stationary and transient noise suppression, dynamic range compressor, automatic volume and equalization control, speech enhancement, (optional) adaptive dual microphone and several other functions.