WHY WE HATE OUR OWN VOICE: A SCIENTIFIC EXPLANATION

ПОЧЕМУ  НАС РАЗДРАЖАЕТ СОБСТВЕННЫЙ ГОЛОС: НАУЧНОЕ ОБЪЯСНЕНИЕ

When you include the video where you hear your own voice, you immediately want to close your ears – so you like him? I think that if you don’t like your voice, and it also certainly irritates? Don’t worry: you’re not the only person who is experiencing discomfort from the perception of your sound. And there’s a scientific explanation.

“When we hear the sound of another voice, it goes through our ear to the eardrum. Then the vibrations of the tympanic membrane apply to the inner ear and cause the vibration of the hair cells – receptors of the auditory system. These movements create an electrical flow that is directed to the brain, where the sound stands for,” explains Aaron Johnson, speech therapist medical clinic NYU Voice Center in new York, in an interview with the canadian edition of Sélection.

The same thing happens when you hear the sound of his own voice, but with a slight difference. “When we speak, sound waves not only propagate outside of our body, but of sound inside of us – in the oral cavity, the throat and the head,” says Dr. Johnson. The people around us do not perceive our internal vibration, so you hear your own voice differently than they do.

When you listen to yourself on recording, these extra vibrations disappear. “People are surprised to hear the sound of his own voice on the recorder, because it sounds louder and more penetrating than the voice to which they are accustomed,” said the doctor.

To stop feeling the discomfort from your sound, try as often as possible to record your voice on a tape recorder and then listen to it, the expert recommends. Thus you quickly get used to it, and it will no longer annoy you.

If you want to improve the sound of your voice, then Dr. Johnson recommends to do this by singing lessons, breathing exercises and public speaking.

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