Yanny or Laurel? Soundbite sparks internet din

Yanny or Laurel? Why people hear different words

"However, there is a significant difference in the second and third resonances of the two words, which is how humans interpret the words", she said.

So now that you know what our team in Washington heard, CGTN America wants to know: what do you hear?

It's also worth noting that people are expecting to hear either "Yanny" or "Laurel", which makes it more likely that they actually will hear one of those words and not something else.

To sum it up, different people hear sounds in different pitches, which is why the Internet couldn't decide on which word, "Yanny" or "Laurel", the recording was saying.

Some have said the speakers used have something to do what an individual hears.

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As for the dress that caused an earlier commotion, some people said it was white and gold, while others saw blue and black. Amid the background noise, you're able to focus on what your dining partner is saying. Ellen DeGeneres tweeted that everything at her show stopped to see what people heard.

"Part of this has got to do with some hearing loss associated with as you get older, that's going to certainly affect the high frequency more than the low frequency", Dr Vass said.

Next, listen to this clip, which is no longer noisy.

McCreery says the acoustics for both words are present in the clip.

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