In one embodiment, an acoustic echo control (AEC) module receives an outgoing signal and an incoming signal, which, at various times, contains acoustic echo corresponding to the outgoing signal. The AEC module has a delay estimation block that estimates, in the time domain, the echo delay using an adaptive filtering technique. This delay estimation is used to align samples of the incoming signal having acoustic echo with the corresponding samples of the outgoing signal from which the acoustic echo originated. The AEC module determines whether or not samples of the incoming signal contain acoustic echo based on the aligned outgoing signal, and the determinations are applied to a hangover counter. The AEC module then suppresses acoustic echo in the incoming signal and adds comfort noise to the incoming signal. The amount of echo suppression performed is gradually increased or decreased based on comparisons of the counter to a hangover threshold.