“Laurel” vs “Yanny” — WRCR’s Resident Audiologist Weighs In

Remember that debate we had yesterday regarding the viral internet sound clip – whether the voice said “Laurel” or “Yanny”? Well, Doctor Jeffrey Shannon of Hudson Valley Audiology Center says when he first heard it, he heard the word “Laurel” but he was surprised when his 5- and 6 year-old children heard “Yanni.” Doctor Shannon says our ability to hear things is a combination of sound plus what our brains have learned to interpret…

Audio: Dr. Jeff Shannon

To add to the confusion, when Doctor Shannon played the clip for his wife, he says she heard “Yammi” but when he told her what the two options were, she then heard “Laurel.”

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