Sept. 11, 2023, 4:32 p.m. | Dominika Woszczyk

Towards Data Science - Medium

TL;DR: The Lombard effect can be applied to Voice Conversion and Text-to-Speech to make the synthetic voice more understandable in noise.

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Have you ever wondered why we tend to speak louder in a noisy room? Well, speech and linguistic researchers have been curious too, and they’ve explored a concept called the Lombard Effect (discovered by Étienne Lombard).

💬 The Lombard Effect in a Nutshell

Picture yourself at a party, where the music is playing and everyone …

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