Lombard Effect

Term Category: Voice Science

The Lombard Effect, named after the French scientist Étienne Lombard, is a phenomenon where individuals automatically adjust their vocal intensity, pitch, diction, & rate when speaking in noisy environments. While this can be beneficial it can also increase strain on the vocal mechanism or cause singers to push to be heard.

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