When you listen to a recording of your own voice, does it turn out to be an octave or so higher than how your voice sounds in your head? (I'm wondering if this is the same for everyone, because of how the acoustics work with how sound resonates in our jawbones, or if it's more individual. If you know an article or video that explains more about this, I'm curious to see it.)

@frameacloud second-guessing ourselves profoundly but the recording is definitely not higher.

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@frameacloud corollary to my answer (that it sounds lower for me) - my hearing loss is significantly worse at lower frequencies, and i guess that affects those frequencies more in my ol face bones than those coming from a speaker? i've had a very distorted perception of the way my voice has been affected by T that suddenly made A Lot More Sense when i learned i was HoH

@frameacloud Sometimes the recording is a key higher or lower, but rarely farther off than that. The way I hear myself might be tugged towards some optimum sound-conduction frequency?


It's none of the above, for me. It sounds the same pitch, but has a weird nasal overtone I really wish I could get rid of, even though I don't hear it as much when I speak.

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