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Re: own voice versus recorded voice perception

There is a paper on the perceived quality of one's own voice:

S. R. Appel and J. G. Beerends, ?On the quality of hearing ones own voice,? J. Audio Eng. Soc., vol. 50, pp. 237-248 (2002 April).


John Beerends


The Netherlands

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Sent: vrijdag 10 april 2009 18:37
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Subject: Re: own voice versus recorded voice perception

There is a review on bone conduction sound:

Stenfelt and Goode. Bone-conducted sound: Physiological and clinical aspects. Otol Neurotol (2005) vol. 26 (6) pp. 1245-1261

The following study suggests that  bone conduction sound dominates perception of a person's own voice for frequencies between 700 Hz and 1200 Hz.                                        

Pörschmann. Influences of Bone Conduction and Air Conduction on the Sound of One's Own Voice. Acta Acustica united with Acustica (2000)



On Apr 9, 2009, at 8:44 PM, Hornsby, Benjamin Wade Young wrote:

Hi All,
This is a bit of an odd request but I've been asked to comment on the question "Why does one?s voice sound different to them when they hear it played back from a recording? And why do people normally dislike the sound of their recorded voice?"
My own thoughts are that this has to do with the fact that we hear our own voice via a combination of air and bone conducted sound while the recorded voice would be via air conduction alone. I imagine there are some differences in the transmission characteristics of sound to the cochlea from the vocal folds via air versus the body that would also affect our perception of the sound of our voice.
That said, I did a quick search and didn't find any published research (plenty of speculation similar to mine) discussing this topic and was hoping some one might point me to some relevant references. Any help is greatly appreciated. 
Take Care,
Ben Hornsby

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