Laurel or Yanni, is my hearing severely compromised?

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Laurel or Yanni, is my hearing severely compromised?

Post by earth tones » Mon May 21, 2018 12:08 pm

Are my ears no longer trustworthy for balancing frequencies...I only hear Laurel unless I lower the formant content of the recording????

https://youtu.be/SaOKeLM81Ng

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Re: Laurel or Yanni, is my hearing severely compromised?

Post by markjazzbassist » Mon May 21, 2018 12:47 pm

i hear both. yanny is higher, laurel lower pitched. i have fantastic hearing though (was just at an audiologist). i used IEM and earplugs and don't crank amps. i also don't play with guitarists :) that's saved me more than just my hearing :)

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Post by kslight » Mon May 21, 2018 1:06 pm

I hear both, even from my iPhone speaker.

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Re: Laurel or Yanni, is my hearing severely compromised?

Post by Recycled_Brains » Mon May 21, 2018 6:53 pm

I hear both simultaneously. I def. hear "laurel" more clearly, but "yanni" is there for sure.
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Re: Laurel or Yanni, is my hearing severely compromised?

Post by Magnetic Services » Mon May 21, 2018 7:28 pm

I was wondering when this would pop up on the TOMB. I tried high and low-passing it -- didn't seem to correlate to when I'd hear which word. I'm super fascinated but I can't stand when things go annoyingly viral like this. Maybe I'll revisit it in a week 8)

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Re: Laurel or Yanni, is my hearing severely compromised?

Post by Recycled_Brains » Tue May 22, 2018 8:35 am

earth tones wrote:
Mon May 21, 2018 12:08 pm
Are my ears no longer trustworthy for balancing frequencies...I only hear Laurel unless I lower the formant content of the recording????

https://youtu.be/SaOKeLM81Ng
I don't think you should be worried about it. 1/2 the people that listen only hear one or the other, and I'm assuming that most of those people don't live with full stacks and things like that like some of us (me haha) do.
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Re: Laurel or Yanni, is my hearing severely compromised?

Post by nicholasdover » Mon May 28, 2018 3:01 am

I listened to this the other day and found it hilarious - I instantly heard yanni in the kind of helium voice, had no idea where the laurel part was meant to be coming from, then when my friend did an impression of the low laurel voice I flipped onto it, burst out laughing, managed to switch a couple of times in my head, then got totally stuck an laurel and couldn't get off it like yanni had been a dream. I got the distinct impression this is a brain trick like a "magic eye" picture (can't do...) and has nothing to do with extremes of hearing range - neither voice is very high or low, it's just tonal like a man vs a little boy. It's really funny when you suddenly hear what your friend heard straight away!

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Re: Laurel or Yanni, is my hearing severely compromised?

Post by vvv » Mon May 28, 2018 7:32 am

I hear, "yahnull", sometimes, "lorny".

But if I turn it up as loud as my Marshall, I hear god.

Or at least, George Burns combined with Alanis Morisette.
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