Very few people can listen to a recording of their voice without shuddering. The thing is, it’s nearly impossible to hear your own voice the way other people do. External sounds enter your body through the ear canal, which helps your brain decode what you’re hearing.
Internal sounds, however, travel to your brain via your bones and tissues as well as your ear canal, creating a layered effect, says otolaryngologist Dr James Thomas. The outcome is a deeper, richer sound only you can hear. Bummer.Related: Find out what your voice really says about you