So no matter how many times I listen to this, and on what device, all I can ever hear is “Yanny”. I even fiddled around with the equalizer; still only Yannies. It’s only on the “extreme” edits, i.e. when people delete the entire upper tone range, that the Laurel emerges.

Interestingly, I played this for my husband, who is deaf enough to wear hearing aids, and has particular difficulty with high tones, and he apparently hears… a weird combination of both words. So go figure, I guess.

2018-05-17T08:50:18+00:0017th May, 2018|Tags: meme, science|


  1. jordanlhawk 16th May, 2018 at 11:15 pm
  2. yellingintothevoid 16th May, 2018 at 11:53 pm

    I’m partly deaf and hear both words. Though sometimes it sounds a bit more like ‘Yaurel’. (more)

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