SpeechRecognition: soundend event

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


Use the event name in methods like addEventListener(), or set an event handler property.

addEventListener('soundend', (event) => { })

onsoundend = (event) => { }

Event type

A generic Event with no added properties.


You can use the soundend event in an addEventListener method:

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

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

Or use the onsoundend event handler property:

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


Web Speech API
# eventdef-speechrecognition-soundend
Web Speech API
# dom-speechrecognition-onsoundend

Browser compatibility

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See also