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Why is our voice different when it is recorded?

Why is our voice different when it is recorded?

Curiosities have been part of our life since always, after all, who never wanted to know how a certain thing happens? Well, since we were little we ended up having curiosities in something or some situation and this is quite common, after all, we are in constant learning.

Among so many things that arouse our curiosity, there is a very common question, especially among WhatsApp users: “Why does our voice differ when it is recorded?”. You have certainly asked yourself that question, but do you know the answer? Well, in case you don’t know, we know and we will tell you right now.

We cannot deny that communication is one of the most important factors and we need it in our daily lives. We can communicate with another person physically or virtually, using technology. Certainly you have recorded your voice at some point and found it quite strange that the recording sounds quite different from what you normally hear.

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Our voice and all the sounds we make with our mouth are the result of the sounds produced by the vibrations of the vocal folds under pressure from the air that travels through the larynx. The frequency of our voice varies between 50 and 3400 Hz.

Why is our voice different when it is recorded?

In case you don’t know, when we speak to someone, what they hear is different from what we hear. This is because when we speak, the vibrations created by the vocal cords travel inside our heads, pass through muscles, bones and reach the eardrums. So, what we hear is our voice that ended up being distorted during this “path”.

When we hear other people’s voices, the process is different, as the vibrations reach our ear through the air, pass through the ear canal and reach the tympanic membrane that vibrates and moves the smallest bones in the human body: the hammer, the anvil and the stirrup, located in the ear.

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Why is our voice different when it is recorded?

The 3 small bones of the ear transmit the sound to the cochlea, which is the innermost layer of the ear. There are cells that, when stimulated by sound, release nerve impulses that are transmitted to the brain through the auditory nerve.

Well, our voice is different in an audio, because in this case it is not influenced by our head. Therefore, the voice we hear in a recording is in fact our real voice, however much we may not like it, or find it ugly.

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Why is our voice different when it is recorded?

Also Read: Why is the voice hoarse when we have a sore throat?
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Usually the voice we hear with the influence of our head is more beautiful, but you can rest assured that most people also don’t like their voices and this is quite common.

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