Negative feedback. When you are trying to not be heard, you perceive any noise you make as a severe negative, a mistake, with (presumably) fearful potential consequences. So, neuro-linguistically speaking, you are punishing yourself a inside a little whenever you hear yourself make a noise in those circumstances.
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Yes I have noticed it also. Like the Great Lakes, you can sometimes hear someone talking across the water from half a mile out or on a bright snowy day in Montana, it seems the smallest sounds can carry right across the snow. It may be a combination of environmental factors, coupled with our hearing perception at the time, but sounds definitely rebound at different times and different places! : D