There will be communication between creatures, and the ways of communication between creatures are different. Most of the ways of communication between creatures are through sound. Human beings are advanced intelligent creatures with their own rich language system. When people communicate with each other, they basically make sounds through their mouths for the other person to hear.
Can we hear our own voice? The answer is yes. When we are talking, it is easy to know clearly what our voice is like? The sounds we make through our mouths do not feel annoying or uncomfortable when we hear them.
With the continuous emergence of various social software, voice functions are becoming more and more abundant, especially now that many people like to use karaoke software to record their voices. When we use voice software to record our own voice and then play it back, you will feel uncomfortable and awkward when you hear your own voice, and even make us hate ourselves.
The language software obviously records our own voice, and what we hear is our own voice, but why do we feel uncomfortable? I believe many friends have this experience. Nowadays, people’s online communication is often through language, but after the language is sent out, you feel normal when listening to other people’s language, and you don’t feel too annoying.
But once I hear my own words, I always feel uncomfortable, and I often ask: Why is my voice like this? It’s not nice at all. Especially some friends who like to record songs, when they play their recorded songs, they can’t listen to them at all. The more they listen, the more uncomfortable they are. They are not as comfortable and pleasant as they are when they are singing a cappella by themselves.
Why do we dislike our own voice?
In fact, to unravel this mystery, we need to start with the essence of sound. I believe many friends know that the essence of sound is a wave, and the propagation of a wave requires a medium. Generally speaking, there are three types of medium: gaseous, liquid and solid. Sound cannot be transmitted in an environment without a medium. For example, when outer space is a vacuum environment, sound cannot be transmitted.
All the substances we can see in our daily life can transmit sound, but the effect is different. The sound we hear in our mouth is different from the sound heard by others. When we listen to others, the transmission of sound is a process: the speaker’s throat vibrates and vocalizes, and it spreads to the listener through the space medium. In the ears.
When the sound enters the ear, it passes through the outer ear, ear canal and tympanic membrane, and finally the voice of the other party can be heard. When we hear our own voice, freedom also requires this process, but the communication process will be a little different. When our own sounds are heard by ourselves, the vibrations of the vocal cords cause vibrations in other parts of the body.
In other words, our own voice has an internal transmission through vibration in our own body. This transmission method is called bone transmission, and it is also the most authentic sound. The way of bone transmission is much easier than that in the air, and the sound formed is richer, clearer, and more colorful. Therefore, the sound from our own mouth feels particularly good when we listen to it.
The sound that others hear is transmitted through the air, and there are a large number of microscopic particles in the space, and they are all media for sound transmission. Microscopic particles make various adjustments to the sound, which leads to changes in monotony and timbre.
Therefore, the sound we hear from others is not the real voice of the other person. Only you know what your own voice looks like, and what outsiders hear is always the change of voice after air conditioning. The voice that we hear ourselves is different from the voice heard by others, which is caused by the difference in human body structure and sound propagation mode.
That being the case, why do we hear very uncomfortable and uncomfortable sounds after air modification? In fact, the real reason behind this is not complicated, it is just a habit. Our own voices can often be heard. After a long time, there will be no discomfort, but it will feel better.
Similarly, we will not feel particularly uncomfortable when we hear sounds made by others, especially those made by familiar people. The more we listen, the more we get used to it, and we will no longer feel uncomfortable. As for our own voices, because we have long been accustomed to the real sound produced by bone conduction, we are naturally not accustomed to the degraded sound after being transformed by air. After we record our own voice through the device, and then play and listen, you will feel particularly uncomfortable and hate your voice very much.
Some friends may say that we can treat the recorded voice as someone else’s voice. Wouldn’t it be uncomfortable? But in fact, when we hear the recording, you will clearly know that it is your own voice. Then compare the bone conduction sound that you often hear with this sound. When you compare it, you will feel particularly awkward and very unpleasant.
Moreover, recording is originally to convert your voice into electrical signals, and then from electrical signals into sound. In this conversion process, the sound will deviate. Moreover, different recording equipment, different environments, the deviation of the recorded sound will be very obvious. Relatively speaking, the stereo recording sound will be richer, and it will not sound so awkward. This is why it’s better to sing through professional equipment.
Of course, if you want to feel less awkward when listening to our own recordings, it is also possible to listen to our own recordings frequently. Then, because the broadcast host listens to his own recording for a long time, he will naturally not feel that the recording is too different from his own voice, and will not feel that the sound is unpleasant and awkward. For ordinary people, listening to recordings is only occasional. In most cases, the sound we hear is from bone conduction.