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To Record or Not To Record, That is the Question

While the concept of recording my ideas and thoughts to my phone and retrieving them later is terrific, there is one big problem. I hate the sound of my recorded voice. Most people actually do not like the sound of their voice. The question is why is this the case?

Here's the simple answer: what you hear when you speak is not the same as what others perceive, said Dr. Yale Cohen, director of the Hearing Sciences Center at the University of Pennsylvania's Perelman School of Medicine." The [recorded] voice that you hear ... is actually how your voice sounds."

Now that we establish that you don't like to listen to your voice, should that stop you from recording? No, of course not. One of the wonderful aspects of BabbleStash is it encourages you to record not just yourself but your family and friends. Therefore, if you don't like the sound of your voice, go ahead and record your family.

After you start to grow your stash of family recordings, you will want to add to to with your own recordings. One way around listening to your voice recordings is to read the voice transcription of the recording and edit it as you see fit. This transcription feature is one of the best ways to bypass listening to your own voice recordings.

Now that the recording question is resolved, we now ask the following, "To listen to my voice recording or not to listen to my voice recording, that is the new question!"

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