But others have said it's just a simple case of bass versus treble: If you happen to pick up bass tones more, you hear "Laurel".
But he said it was also more hard to determine the word in this particular recording because it is "not real speech".
"What you hear doesn't mean you have better hearing or poor hearing", said Ryan McCreery, director of research at Boys Town National Research Hospital. What about laurel and yanny?
Here at the Chief, of the six people who've heard the audio, four people hear "Yanny", while one person hears "Laurel".
As for the dress, some people said it was white and gold while others saw blue and black.
The Internet has lost its mind over the past few days trying to figure out if a popular audio clip is saying "Laurel" or "Yanny", and the Detroit Tigers are just as confused. Now that the brain is primed to cut through the noise, you will probably be able to hear "The juice of lemons makes fine punch". Ellen DeGeneres tweeted that everything at her show stopped to see what people heard.
If you are reading this, you are likely one of the more than 14 million people who vehemently believe that this audio clip is saying either the word "Yanny" or the word "Laurel".
Next, listen to this clip, which is no longer noisy.
Some internet dwellers have said the clip originated on vocabulary.com for the definition of laurel.