No sound.

May 12, 2012


i cant hear anything

December 8, 2012

I can't either

December 29, 2012

no sound!

January 31, 2013

me too

December 9, 2012

Have also tried everything suggested. I have pretty awesome headset and it works with my computer but not w/ Duolingo.

January 6, 2013

Can't hear anything too :(

January 8, 2013

I am having the same issue. I've tried all the suggestions. Help

January 20, 2013

I am having the same problem.

January 28, 2013

I'm also having a real problem with this...

February 4, 2013

I can't hear anything either.. :-(

February 5, 2013

no sound! - There are many topics about 'no sound', where is the solution?

February 7, 2013

Same issue as of February 28th 2017 - the lesson starts well, but in he middle of the lesson the sound to "write what you hear" sections do not load - this is true for both the normal and the slow voices, and it makes it impossible for me to continue the lesson(s) as further lessons are locked until the actual one is solved! (Abstract Objects 1, stuck at lesson 7, but there were some errors in lessons 5 and 6 as well) _ NOT ACCEPTABLE!

February 28, 2017

I had this and it turned out to be a firewall blocking access to the sound files on Duolingo's site! Just one more thing to check: in your browser try to access (for example). If you cannot, that's why your sound isn't working.

March 2, 2013

I can see that page and hear the sound but still can't get sound on the daily exercises =/

March 2, 2013

yea me too

June 4, 2013

I cannot hear it, what should I do then ?

November 3, 2015

You did the only valuable answer in this thread! :) I have this problem with Firefox and I suspect also just like you that it can be the firewall. I tried which has the same kind of audio file I think. I tried with Internet Explorer and it works so It might be also some Adblock thing. I will not remove Adblock as it is so useful.

November 8, 2015

no sound on my Air Book, any solution. Skype works, closed the browser,downloaded Duo lingo3 times

January 5, 2014

Had it several times. Happened in the middle of a lesson. I don't want to complain but it is pretty annoying.

February 18, 2014

moi aussi

January 6, 2015

Ran into this issue when upgrading to the latest Opera (Dev 25). Opera has never supported mp3 because of patent issues, they back the open source and patent free OGG format instead. However it's odd that it works fine with Opera 12.16. This suggests that Duolingo is treating the two versions of the browser differently in some way.

August 12, 2014

IF YOU ARE USING PC go to top where there is (duolingo,home,words,discussion,username,streak,lingot,notifications)MOUSE OVER YOUR USER NAME THEN YOU CAN SEE (profile settings help keyboard shortcuts log out ) then go to settings THEN TURN ON SPEAKER FROM OFF TO ON THEN CLICK SAVE CHANGES.

August 22, 2016

This solution worked for me. Thanks.

September 30, 2016

welcome,glad it worked for you

December 11, 2016

Dualingo that is sinister and EVIL. explicitly disabling sound when a anti tracking extension is installed and enabled. the sound downloads are not blocked just not being played. Now i definitely won't disable it or certainly pay anything.

February 12, 2018

Same here. I have already tried refreshing the page, and even closing and reopening the browser but still have no sound in this page. I have sound in other pages just fine, such as YouTube and the like. It's definitely a localized fault, not my computer.

January 3, 2013

what's the solution?

January 31, 2013

have you checked your setting where you can turn on the speaker, microphone and etc?

January 31, 2013

i tried all, it doesn't work, i am already registered in "livemocha" another language site, i have any problem there, can hear, record..ect

February 2, 2013

ok so i just made an account there, what's your username

February 2, 2013

I also can't hear a thing. I have checked my settings. Everything is fine, I can hear the sound from the music player and also from other pages in Chromium. Just this page fails to play the sound. By the way, I am usign Ubuntu 12.04 and Chromium as a browser.

February 7, 2013

No sound, I've tried everything. Please help.

February 8, 2013

I don't have any sound on this page either. I can hear fine on other sites and my microphone is working, I just can't hear any of the sound bites.

February 12, 2013

I'm having a weirder problem. I hear sound, but it's a faint crackling sound that lasts about the right amount of time, but it's completely unintelligible. I'd think this was a speakers issue, but the speakers work absolutely fine with other things.

April 5, 2013

it's hard for me to pass the exercises co'z i can't hear any sound from this site.. whats wrong can someone teach us the solution for this problem of our's... :(

May 4, 2013

Well, a temporary solution is to go into your account settings and change the speaker setting to "off". Then you won't get any listening exercises.

May 4, 2013

I had this problem with my headphones. I was having low volume only for the speech sound. All the other duolingo sounds were playing with the correct volume. I tried other browsers and restarting the computer. It did not work. Finally I tried to remove the audio jack and insert it again. For some reason that I cannot explain It worked.

June 20, 2013

Just started today. (04/09/13) I was using Opera browser on my laptop to save data as I only have a mobile dongle Internet connection. Had no sound. Switched to Internet Explorer and I got sound. Maybe it's a browser issue. Hope this helps someone.

September 5, 2013

I just found my solution!! I have a Z906 speaker system and if it's set to simulate 5.1, I hear NO sound whatsoever! If I set it to be directly how the sound channels intended, it works great!

December 18, 2013

the sound doesn't play... it starts pretty well, but in the middle of the lesson there is no sound... losing all my hearts at this point... :(

sometimes there is the voice but not the sound effects of right/wrong answer... very strange! --> please fix it!

December 30, 2013

hi, i had the same problem too. doulingo kept claiming that i should add to the adobe flashplayers' whitelist or reload the page or check the soundsettings. none of this worked, so i deleated flash player, made a laptop restart, and logged in into then i reinstalled the adobe flashplayer and now the sound is working. hope that this will help you guys too.

January 15, 2014

same problem

February 12, 2014

No sound - tried everything and nada!

February 13, 2014

Selcen hanım, spor konusunun 2.dersinde iki gündür sesli alıştırmaları yapmak imkansız.Çünkü hiç ses yok.Ayrıca rapor da ettim.İlerlemek mümkün olmuyor,lingotlarım gitti.Sorun bildirmek için burası uygun mu bilemiyorum.Son yorumlar 1-2 yıl önce yapılmış.Ayrıca bir şey daha sormak istiyorum, dün duolingo menüsü tümden ingilizce oldu.Seviye artışından mı değişti :)

June 23, 2014

no sound

July 12, 2014

i lose all my hearts on listening. i cannot hear anything. my sister is on the same computer and learn english, but she can listen all things!!! what should i do

July 22, 2014

Just started happen to me in the past week. One lesson will be fine and the next has no sound. Seems like the lessons alternate between playing the "dings" for successful answers and not playing the person talking and vice versa. Driving me nuts.

August 4, 2014

I cant hear anything either

October 31, 2014

iam having the same losing my heart at the listening section..i need help..

November 15, 2014

The same here

November 21, 2014

sounds like...(no pun intended) this has been a problem for some time now. Getting thrown back to the beginning because of this technical problem is extremely annoying and TIME CONSUMING. If the sound can't be fixed in the near future, perhaps a work around would be to make the skip button available without penalty when sound is a part of a test or exercise. Just a suggestion.

January 6, 2015

My son's French sound is not working on his app. Are are any easy fixes?

March 1, 2015

Okay, restart your browser and start a lesson. If this persists, a windows within dueling will popup claiming that it can’t play sounds. It says Flash may have crashed and it said the reload the page. When I did, it started working again. Also, you may want to look in the “Troubleshoot” area of Discussion for help.

April 30, 2015

My sound is not working well either now. The pings for answering right or wrong are not working and more problematic, the "Type what your hear" is not audible. Cannot finish the lessons if it gets hung up on the typing. All other sounds are working fine. Frustrating.

January 4, 2016

There seems to be a similar problem with sound for everyone who uses Windows 10, yet dolingo do not seem to have sorted the problem. I have the same problem with no sound using windows 10, but works fine with android!

Come on Dulingo (microsoft) sort it!

February 3, 2016

I use Opera in windows 10, No sound! I switched to windows Edge and the sound works. So the problem is down to the browser.

February 3, 2016

Me too, but solved it by switching to Chrome browser from IE> Works great now.

March 5, 2016

No sound on the app for my iPhone. Everything else works and I have sound on all my other apps. Please fix this! I'm not passing because I can't hear the listening exercises!

April 16, 2016

I can hear some sounds correct or wrong but no voice. This only happens on my computer.

April 25, 2016

The app has sound but the website doesn't :( pls fix this Duolingo!

July 9, 2016

still happening!!!

October 11, 2016

already tried what aathmajram suggested no avail

October 11, 2016

Still not working in Chrome or Edge, some work some don't.

November 15, 2016

I had only sound effects, but no voice on chrome. I listen on 2.0 stereo speakers, while I had 5.1 selected in my sound card settings. Switching it to 2.0/2.1 solved it for me.

January 9, 2017

go on to your settings, turn off microphone, speaker, auto voice, and sound effects. Refresh the page. Turn all of the settings back on, try an exercise. I'm don't know if this will work but it did for me so give it a try

March 24, 2017

i can hear everything7e47"U*bhZY&g6tVgt6v5

April 12, 2017

Help can’t progress no sound

April 22, 2018

Help can’t hear anything

April 22, 2018

Hi, I had this problem, it is caused by the browser that you use. Try Chrome.

April 23, 2018

I have sound on my iPhone but not on my new iPad Pro. I tried all recommendations,nothing helped.

May 21, 2018

I figured it out on mine- I use an auto-play disabler (to keep video and such from auto-playing on my PC) and apparently it's also disabling the sound in duolingo. I disabled it for this website, and voila! Sound!

May 28, 2018


I started to have the same problem. Couldn't do the exercises that required sound. I was using Chrome. I switched to Internet Explorer and the sound works. SO SWITCH BROWSERS ;)

February 16, 2015
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