It is really amazing on what on listen. Did you hear Laurel or Yanny Video Audio? An expert says your answer could depend on your level of hearing loss.
Listen to this 4 secs audio clip and see what do you hear? It has divided the internet in two responses “Laurel” or “Yanny”.
You will be amazed after listening to this.
What do you hear?! Yanny or Laurel pic.twitter.com/jvHhCbMc8I
— Cloe Feldman (@CloeCouture) May 15, 2018
The debate, which has been compared to a dispute over the colour of a dress in 2015, had some insisting they heard “Laurel”. Other says it is definitely “Yanny” and everyone is definite of what they hear.
So how come we’re all hearing something different?
The theory seems to be with the frequency.
As we get older, we tend to start losing our hearing at higher frequency ranges.
In the audio clip, the word “Yanny” is at a higher frequency created by acoustic information than “Laurel” is at.
Audiologist Dr Bill Vass, told ABC Canberra it could be like a high-pitched mosquito ringtone school students use, which can usually only be heard by people under 25 years old — making it inaudible to many teachers.
But he said it was also more difficult to determine the word in this particular recording because it is “not real speech”.
“We’re not listening to an actual speaker — we’re listening to manipulated speech, and that is a bit harder,” he said.