Why does our voice sound differently when recorded?

In this article you will learn why people don't like their own voice while others may find it nice.

All of us, probably, heard his/her voice recorded and, no doubt, many felt it was some stranger speaking. To some of us our own voice seems higher or sharper but it's never like what we are used to hear while our conversations. Besides, small children have no idea who is speaking when they hear their own recorded voice.

Let's try to understand why this happens.

Thus, people around us hear our voice through outside sound vibrations, same as we do when we hear our voice recorded.

But it doesn't mean you have an ugly voice. It's just a psychological factor coming into play: we barely recognize our own voice and react in an absolutely natural self-defense manner - we feel embarrassed.

On the contrary, your interlocutors are not surprised at your voice, and may even like it, because it's the same they always hear it.

Do you like to hear your voice recorded? Do other people like your voice? Tell us in the comments!

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Your opinion matters
Heather Nicely
Sound “different” not differently
Jan 25, 2018 4:35PM
Patricia Barclay
I've been told that my voice is blunt. I do not intend to speak that way. It upset one of my co-workers one time and it took me days to figure out what the problem was. I felt so bad about the whole thing.
Jan 25, 2018 4:38PM
Gery Tillmanns
Jan 25, 2018 4:39PM
Ian Robert Sked
Jan 25, 2018 5:30PM
Very informative
Jan 25, 2018 5:40PM
Neil Page
I’ve been told I have a nice voice, but to me,it’s not!
Jan 25, 2018 6:21PM
Joan Gannaway
Ok,thank you.
Jan 25, 2018 7:04PM
Carlota Lopez
I love to hear my recorded voice.
Jan 25, 2018 7:31PM
Heather Nicely, In the question you refer to at the top, 'sound' is a verb, 'differently' is an adverb, 'different' is an adjective. 'Differently' then is correct if it is modifying 'sound'. "'It" is a pronoun that could use 'different'. Then you would be right. However, 'Different IT' would sound confusing to readers until the word 'sound' is read. Therefore, 'Differently' is the right word in this case.
Jan 25, 2018 7:36PM
Carl Rosignol
Cool info
Jan 25, 2018 7:45PM
Vickie Reinhardt
Jan 25, 2018 7:53PM
Mel Mazuch
I don’t like my recorded voice.
Jan 25, 2018 7:58PM
Linda Spreng
Have never liked my voice. My sister and I sound alike, but I like her voice.
Jan 25, 2018 8:13PM
DrBella M Villanueva
Jan 26, 2018 12:36AM
Jim Mascair
Great news, but I still hate my voice.
Jan 26, 2018 11:22AM


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