The talks were sparked after 20-year-old Instagram influencer and self-described YouTuber named Chloe Fledman from Florida shared an audio clip on social media asking what they heard. The Yanny vs Laurel debate has now reached The White House - and it's a divided house as the staff can not agree on what the audio clip actually says.
Seemingly, the same audio is being heard in different ways by different people, at the same time.
But, you have some closure to know what the original recording said.
He played it for his peers, who disagreed over whether the syllables formed "Yanny" or "Laurel".
To make it more clear, humans typically pay attention to three different frequencies when they're listening to speech.
A series of White House senior staffers chime in on the debate, before Trump finally weighs in.
'Sarah it's been reported that you hear Laurel, how do you respond?' the man behind the camera asks Sanders in the video.
"Laurel" debate that's baffled the internet this week is dead.
So if you're hearing Laurel, you're likely picking up on the lower frequency.
George Ablett wrote on Twitter: "Think the Laurel or Yanny thing is weird?"
There is a difference between what you hear, and why you hear it. Namely, what word is this robotic-sounding voice really saying?