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Why you might not like your recorded voice and how you can change it

By Lisa Mulcahy

12 Sep 2023 · 4 min read

informed Summary

  1. Many people are surprised by the sound of their own voice when they hear it on a recording, with 58% of people in a recent survey stating they didn't like listening to themselves.

For many of us, hearing our own voice on a recording is a bit of a shock. "Do I really sound like that?" (Yes, you do, but more on that later.)

In a recent survey of 1,500 people, half said hearing their recorded voice was so harmful to their mental well-being that they would change it if they could.

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