Better communication in phone calls and video conferences
Optimal voice transmission and seamless transitions between talkers are paramount for telephone and video conferencing systems to achieve high user acceptance and experience. In everyday work, it is crucial for efficient and successful communication. However, speech intelligibility is often impaired by e.g. background noise in the microphone signal, sub-optimal technical settings or interferences in the transmission channel. A particular problem of telecommunication is that talkers are often unaware that they cannot be well understood at the other end of the line. This often results in interruptions when communication partners must actively indicate that there are intelligibility problems.