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I suffer from the second kind mentioned here. I felt a need to make this because even people I’ve known for years and who knows about my condition still get angry at me when I can’t hear what they say in noisy areas.

27th November 2017

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2 months ago #9704217        
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I have the second one. I found out it's called Audio Processing Disorder. It is difficult to hear/process spoken language. I was relieved to find out it was really a thing and I was not alone in the world. I'm sorry you have it too.

Landcfan

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1 month ago #9710320        
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My boyfriend always says I need my ears checked because I'm always asking what he says, but I wonder if it's this! Actually, my mom has hearing aids because she has a type of hearing loss that, as I understand it, particularly affects the frequency of human speech. The doctor told her it is mostly found in Scandinavians, which makes sense because she is 1/4 Swedish. Anyone else heard of this type? I tried to find it online but couldn't.

2 months ago #9704186        
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I'll throw my 3 cents to "when you're speaking to". Not exactly about hearing problem but concentration. If you want to talk to someone with ADD/ADHD they're busy at the moment with anything at hand (conversation, activity, whatever), make sure they actually pay attention to you before you start talking. And I mean MAKE SURE of it. Wait a moment before actually talking to be certain the attention is actually fixed on you, if you're on good terms with the other person, maybe you can touch their shoulder. Just do something to be sure. Because we can tell you "yeah, go on.." without registering you or what we just said at all. It's a hyperfocus state when a brain is so fixed on one thing, that all the others go by practically unnoticed. You can tell me the thing that is very important to you, and go on with your life, and I'll be a blank state like nothing ever happened. Being angry at me afterwards won't change things for the next time. So please understand, and just make sure the other person is really listening to you :)

10 days ago #9719056        
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Oh my gawd, this explains why I passed the hearing test. I mostly rely on lip-reading for movies and for holding conversations in a crowd. I thought it was something like the specific frequencies of certain human voices were inaudible to me, and was SO confused when the hearing test said I'm fine.

Zeust

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20 days ago #9715047        
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I think I have a mild variant of this. If I'm in one conversation I can generally follow it even if it's noisy around, but it takes concentration. If there are several conversations around me, none of which I'm part of, it's hard to pick one because I'd have to sequentially concentrate on each to see which one suits me, which generally doesn't seem worth the effort. I generally get the impression most other people don't experience this same barrier.

Emmez

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21 days ago #9714869        
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I can relate to this. :1

1 month ago #9709347        
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I not hard of hearing, I have tinnitus. Amplification doesn't help and I can actually pass hearing tests. I do have constant background noise that sounds a lot like a very high pitched electronic whine. My coping method is to really focus on the person I am talking to. This results in comment from me like, "Please look at me, I can't hear you." :-)

2 months ago #9706975        
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I haven't gotten tested yet, but I think I might have the second type? I struggle with phone calls because the static is louder than the person, and ordering food at a fast food place is difficult if they have noicy machines going in the background. Also talking with someone while walking by roads is nearly impossible, all the static, white noise and pretty much everything outside just drowns peoples voices. My fathers side of the family has some issues with hearing, but mostly the men, and usually not til theyre like in their thirties. And Im pretty sure thats the first type they struggle with.

2 months ago #9705826        
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I believe I suffer from the second one. Whenever someone is talking to me while there’s a relatively louds noise in the background I usually have to ask them to repeat what they’ve said, but even then u might not it and I’m afraid it might get awkward if I ask for a fourth time.

2 months ago #9705280        
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Omigosh, this is me too. And no one get it. Not even my wife of 19 years - she'll still start over-enunciating with an extra 25 dB.

*shrug*

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