Why you hate the sound of your own voice

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I don’t know about you, but I can relate to this situation. I’m always a little shocked to hear a recording of myself; it sounds so foreign to me. How about you?


Why Do People Hate the Sound of Their Own Voices?

If you’ve ever listened to a recording of your voice and thought to yourself, “Do I really sound like that?!” you’re hardly the only one. People hear themselves talk all the time, so why do they sometimes think that recordings of their voices sound so strange?

Here’s the simple answer: what you hear when you speak is not the same as what others perceive, said Dr. Yale Cohen, director of the Hearing Sciences Center at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine.

“The voice that you hear on a tape recorder is actually how your voice sounds,” Cohen told Live Science. [5 Things a Person’s Voice Can Tell You]

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Source: Why Do People Hate the Sound of Their Own Voices?, Live Science

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