Matthew Roach

Does everyone hear things the same?

I often ask myself do people hear the sounds I hear the same as I hear them?

I know some people can be deaf or partially deaf, but I think that’s something different to what I am trying to understand.

What I am getting at is, when you speak you can hear your voice, when you speak to someone they hear your voice. Is the sound of your voice you hear identical to the sound the other person hears?

One of the reasons I have this thought is, I recently heard myself in a recording and it sounded very different to how I hear my voice, now this could be down to the recording device, but I have tried this across a few devices and all sounds are the same.