Yanni finally weighs in on the Yanny-Laurel debate

U of A linguists dissect viral 'Laurel' and 'Yanny' audio clip

And they say it's possible everyone has slightly different pitches or frequency levels they can hear which would explain why some people hear different words playing on the same device.

The higher frequency is the Yanny and the lower frequency is the Laurel.

The poor quality and different audio settings, headphones or speakers could cause someone hear either laurel or yanny.

And what was the professor's vote?"I heard Laurel", said Professor Richmond.

Is the voice saying "Yanny" or "Laurel"? But for at least a few days this week, one of the biggest trending disputes has to do with what you think you heard. Now an audio file has friends, family members and office mates questioning one another's hearing, and their own.

Listen to when the frequency in the recording is shifted.

Some speculated online that the age of the listener might determine what was heard, while others changed the pitch to alter results.

And you shouldn't be surprised by the confusion, says Dave Sluberski, who is a senior lecturer in the School of Film & Animation at RIT and also a recording engineer with the RPO. She said she heard laurel.

The clip picked up steam after a debate erupted on Reddit this week.

"It just depends on the audio and the equipment that you're using", he said. Even though we now know the origin of the famous clip, the debate rages on.

That's right. The question comes from an audio clip which you've probably heard coming out of a speaker or phone in the past couple days. Couple this with all the cultural and linguistic ways we've been trained to hear certain vowels, and you've got a ideal recipe for a little audio illusion.

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