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Why We All Don't Like the Sound of Our Own Voice?
Have you ever heard a recording of your own voice and cringed with disgust? It turns out there's a very scientific reason behind that.
The gist of it is that it's all in the way your ear registers sound. The ear is made up of the outer ear (the part that is seen), the middle ear (which "amplifies and transfers sound") and the inner ear (which sends the noise to the brain.) So when you hear something, it travels through the outer, middle, and inner.
Air-conducted noise is anything that comes from the outside, like a recording of your voice in this case. Bone-conducted sound is basically the voice you hear when you have conversations with yourself in your head.
"When someone listens to a recording of their voice speaking, the bone-conducted pathway that they consider part of their 'normal' voice is eliminated, and they hear only the air-conducted component in unfamiliar isolation—what everybody else actually hears-"
The unfamiliar isolation of your recorded voice floating in the air seems to lack a certain normal and comforting quality to you. When you’ve been listening to yourself talk your entire life, throughout childhood, adolescence, those awkward teenage years far past puberty and into your adult life, it can be unsettling hearing a voice that’s supposed to be you but is missing the deeper tones that have become a comfort.