Auditory Processing Disorder
I was wondering if anyone has heard of this disorder?
I was doing some reading the weekend when I came across Auditory Processing Disorder and everything was sounding eerily familiar (no pun intended
I tend to isolate myself from my community by choice, but that is because I have great difficulty hearing people. People don't tend to want to
converse with you if you only seem to say "What?" every two seconds. lol
Carrying on a conversation becomes tiring as I strain to be able to understand the person who is trying to talk to me. The worst part is that my
hearing is "fine". Every time I get a hearing test I always test within the acceptable range, but then again I am in a sound proof room. As soon as
there is any other noise, all I hear is Charlie Brown's parents. lol. Waa Waa Waa Waa Waaaaa. So I have basically given up meeting new people, and
only interact with those I am required to, out of frustration.
It seems like I literally hear half of what is going on, and my mind fills in the blanks with its best guess as to what is being said. It is almost
like texting someone with predictive spelling turned on (xt9 I think it is called). It can make for some interesting conversations. (some funny
examples can be found at : www.facebook.com...
On time I was working and talking to a coworker when I suddenly stopped, turned to him and said "Blue Octopods?" He just looked at me like I was
insane, as most people would do. He knew about my hearing, so he just laughed and informed me he said nothing even remotely like that. But that is how
my mind interpreted what I heard. I could swear I heard him say "Blue octopods". It has been a running joke in my family ever since. My brother even
gave me a blue octopus for Christmas one year.
Also, when people ask me to do things at work I have to tell them to email it to me. Not only will I mishear what they want me to do, but I have great
difficulty recalling what they said even a few minutes later. So now I always tell them, if you want me to get it done, email it to me, otherwise I
WILL forget. Nothing like setting the customers expectations correctly, eh?
Anyway, my purpose hear is to see if anyone else has had similar experiences, or if anyone knows more about Auditory Processing Disorder in the hopes
that I may be able to finally find out what is wrong with me when it comes to my hearing.
Thank you for your time....
edit on 7-3-2011 by BomSquad because: I need to proofread better...