Ever wonder what you sound like to other people?


Lifehacker shares a quick way to hear what you sound like to other people. I would have never thought of this, but it totally makes sense. Personally I am not a fan of hearing myself talking, so I don’t think I’ll be trying this out any time soon. But for those of you that are interested, go ahead and give it a go! It’s probably good for a laugh anyways.


If you’ve ever used a microphone, you probably have some idea of what you sound like, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t occasions where you’re without recording equipment and want to know. Whether you want to hear how you sound when giving a speech or check your singing voice, you can find out the way you sound to others by using two folders.

If you just stick two folders in front of your ears it will help you hear how you sound to every else. (You can use your hands if you don’t have big items like folders, but that won’t work as well.) This is because you’re deflecting the deflecting the sound from its origin (your mouth) and hearing more of how it reverberates in the room. While others will hear you a bit more clearly than you’ll hear yourself with this technique, you’ll get a much better idea of how your voice actually sounds to the rest of the world. How you’ll look is another story entirely. Read more…

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