Yes it does sound different. But with feedback such as karaoke you can adjust, and it is gratifying when people say "wow" (in a good way)!<quoted text>
When you hear your voice on a recording does it sound unlike how you perceived it?
Sorry... I know it isn't the point... Just curious.
That happened to me after doing Gershwin's "Summertime". I was initially hesitant to do it, but what the hey, and surprised myself (just letting go) and everybody else.
With radial tunnel syndrome it is hard to play the piano but voice is really weird. Being over 60 it takes at least 15 minutes to warm the vocal chords up.