Laurel or Yanny? Audio has internet in a spin

Eloise Marshall
May 18, 2018

Some people say they hear the word "Laurel", while others hear something totally different: "Yanny".

It all began when Cloe Feldman posted a video clip to Twitter asking everyone if they heard "Yanny" or "Laurel". But Chrissy Teigen, who initially joined the debate on Twitter, and even got her parents involved, quickly led the charge to end the internet madness. If you heard Yanny, you probably can not fathom how someone else heard Laurel and vice versa.

Listen to the audio clip below and decide for yourself. That, or some people have impeccable hearing.

It's the biggest social media debate since "the dress": is a robot voice saying "Laurel" or "Yanny"? Theoretically, listeners can hear different sounds depending on whether the low frequencies or high frequencies are amplified, CNET reports.

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So what do you hear? As the bass is adjusted, the word seems to shift.

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

But what if two people are both listening through the same speaker and hear different things? You might actually hear sounds differently than the person next to you.

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