Human Anatomy and Physiology

Why do people hear your voice differently than you do?



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You hear your voice as it is transmitted through the bone of your skull and jaw into your hearing, combined with the sound coming through the air. Others only hear what comes through the air. Sound travels through bone differently than air, making your voice sound different to you than to others. Because you are primarily hearing the vibrations made by you vocal cords and the air passing through you mouth rather than the finished sound as another would hear. To hear you true voice you have to record it and play it back.