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Feedback: Why we sound differently to ourselves.
« on: 19/02/2016 15:50:02 »
Salvatore Napoli asked the Naked Scientists:
   Why do we sound differently to ourselves when we listen to our own voice, 'live' vs. recorded/broadcast?

Simple explanation.  When we speak, what we hear is the vibratory pattern that our vocal chords and ancillary acoustic apparatus produce and travel to our eardrum and cochlear organ as a composite of two routes:
The first is via the vibratory patterns that travel through the air and we hear in the same way as anyone else listening to us;
PLUS;
the second, which is the vibratory pattern that reaches our eardrum and cochlear system via transmission through our skull.
We 'hear' a composite sound of both of these routes, while listeners hear only what travels through the air.
What do you think?
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