Sunday, October 9, 2022

Why Our Voices Sounds Different to Us Than to Others

One of the questions that I often get asked after giving a keynote is "has anyone told you that you sound like Ray Romano?" I never thought that I did until people started asking me that. A dozen years later I've come to accept that I do sound like him. On a similar note, 
"do I really sound like that?" is a question that you will hear many students ask the first they hear themselves on an audio recording. 

How other people hear your voice is different than how you hear it. An older episode of SciShow explained why our voices sound different to us than they do to others.



Applications for Education
The next time you have students recording a podcast through a service like Anchor and they ask, "do I really sound like that?" tell them yes and create a little science lesson out of the SciShow video.