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Here’s Why We Hate The Sound Of Our Voice

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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Russia’s next big app should take my voice signature in exchange for letting me hear how it sounds to others and also how it will sound when I’m old.
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Yes, we do not hear ourselves as others hear us. Our recorded voice is probably not the same either. I was a DJ on FM radio and still do on the internet. Hearing my own voice is still odd. Speaking of, when I used to call my Mother, she would ask who it was. I'd say---"your son" and she would say which one. Guess my brother's voice is that similar.
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