Yanny vs. Laurel? What do you Hear?

Yanny vs. Laurel? What do you Hear?

Yanny vs. Laurel? What do you Hear?

Younger people tend to be able to hear words spoken at a higher decibel, which means the older you are, the harder it may be to pick out the word "Yanny" as it is delivered in a higher pitch.

A recording uploaded to Instagram asks listeners whether they hear Yanny or Laurel.

Things quickly got heated, as people everywhere began to chime in on what they heard. Well, social media's newest sensory debate involves what you hear instead of what you see.

Is it Laurel or is it Yanny? The Laurel advantage is apparent in Canada as well. Even celebrities from Chrissy Teigen and Ellen are weighing in. How one hears it is similar to how people viewed a dress on the internet three years ago. Theories range from the way our hearing changes as we age, to people's brains being primed by seeing the written word first, .

Several researchers agreed that the audio recording is just too ambiguous. As the bass is adjusted, the word seems to shift. What could alter what you hear are your headphones or audio equipment.

Headphones and speakers can also play a role in this, depending on the quality of the set, or if they are tinny.

"If I cut your ears off and put someone else's on your head, sounds would sound different", Howard Nusbaum, a psychologist who studies speech science at the University of Chicago, told Gizmodo. You might actually hear sounds differently than the person next to you.

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