Functionally Hard of Hearing: You know, that thing where your ears work fine but the message still isn’t sent to your brain correctly. It’s kind of like this: my brain is like a bad radio frequency in a car. The radio works, but the frequency doesn’t. While other car radios transmit a fine tuned transmission, this one (that being my brain) tunes in and out of different stations, often making fuzzy and uneven quality…which doesn’t get the full message across.
It’s full term is Central Auditory Processing Disorder (CAPD), and is a combination of hearing and learning disabilities, in most cases…but for some odd reason, if you don’t know what I’m talking about, then here is a simulation of how I hear in the most difficult situations. Although not entirely accurate, this is the most resembled simulation of APD that I’ve seen and heard.
Thanks to my friend, Chelsea! (:
A simulation of how I hear in background noise. Click on the Auditory Activity tab to view/listen.