SpeechRecognition: soundend event

This is an experimental technology
Check the Browser compatibility table carefully before using this in production.

The soundend event of the Web Speech API is fired when any sound — recognisable speech or not — has stopped being detected.

Bubbles No
Cancelable No
Interface Event
Event handler property onsoundend


You can use the soundend event in an addEventListener method:

var recognition = new webkitSpeechRecognition() || new SpeechRecognition();

recognition.addEventListener('soundend', function(event) { 
  console.log('Sound has stopped being received');

Or use the onsoundend event handler property:

recognition.onsoundend = function(event) { 
  console.log('Sound has stopped being received'); 


Specification Status Comment
Web Speech API
The definition of 'speech recognition events' in that specification.

Browser compatibility

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ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge MobileFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidSafari on iOSSamsung Internet
soundend/code> event
Chrome Full support 33Edge No support NoFirefox No support NoIE No support NoOpera No support NoSafari No support NoWebView Android Full support YesChrome Android Full support YesEdge Mobile No support NoFirefox Android No support NoOpera Android No support NoSafari iOS No support NoSamsung Internet Android ?


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Experimental. Expect behavior to change in the future.
Experimental. Expect behavior to change in the future.

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