Sometimes, we think that our voice sounds terrible. We refuse to record ourselves speaking, and also refuse to hear other people’s recording of our voice. This hatred we have towards the sound of our voice isn’t exactly unusual, as Rebecca Kleinberger explained:
According to Kleinberger, because our own voice is one of the sounds we hear most in daily life, we actually perceive it at a lower frequency than we do other sounds, in what is called a habituation effect. In other words, we hear our own voice but we don’t hear it the way people around us do—so it’s jarring when we hear the way it does actually sound to others.
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