Someone told me it’s because we hear our voice through our thick skulls. So when we hear the undiluted version in a recording it sounds quite grating. But rest assured, it’s not.
Also, I awoke this morning at 4 am stressed out of my gourd, because I’m being paid to write fiction and I don’t think I’m very good at it. I read your post first thing, and wrote 2,500 words today. I just kept thinking, “What would David Bowie do?” Just wanted to say that if you’re one of those “If I reach one person” type of people… you reached one person. Thank you.