How we hear our own voices doesn't match what other people
We hear our own voices through the structures of our
heads. This acts like a filter, getting rid of higher
frequencies and making our voices seem much deeper. This
is why we have trouble recognizing ourselves on a recording.
I'm a prime example of that. To me, my voice sounds like
George C. Scott. To everyone else, I sound like PeeWee
(Trivia point: Scott is most famous for portraying
General George Patton. Yet Patton himself had a rather
In addition, my voice is apparently a bit distinctive. The
PeeWee analogy is much more strong than I would care for.
Evidence: I stopped by the airport today to schedule my
BFR. The FBO is fairly new to the airport, so haven't
worked with them before.
Went in, and there were four young folks sitting in the
office. I mentioned I needed a BFR, and they asked if I
was current. "Yeah, I fly the Fly Baby...."
"OH YEAH" they all chorused. "We recognize your
voice! 'Fly Baby downwind for 34 at Auburn!'"
So I guess my reputation precedes me....