My Weird Voice

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Why does your voice sound different to you than to everyone else?

I remember my disbelief hearing my own voice for the first time on an audio tape (yes, it’s a while ago…). It was puzzling how this could be the voice I hear when speaking? The only explanation offered at the time was that this is how it is – on tape, your voice just sounds different.

Among the many questions the folks at SciShow tackle in a creative way, they also had the great idea to clarify this mystery. The host of the YouTube series, Hank Green explains, “You’re hearing the sound that’s coming out of your mouth… but you’re also hearing the sound bouncing around inside your own head, which is conducted by your flesh and bones directly to your inner ear.”

Go figure! Enjoy the video.

Bhagawati

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