do you hear words incorrectly?

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by Shannonsparkles, Jul 2, 2006.

  1. Shannonsparkles

    Shannonsparkles New Member

    Wonder if any of you have had simaler experiences...

    I was on the phone with a friend of mine. He said he had been over at Linda's place fixing her sink that day. "You remeber Linda?" he asked me. "She lives with a bird named Jorell."

    Just as I was thinking, 'Why would she name a pet bird after Superman's dad?' I heard him saying, "They're a couple of old maids..." and it dawns on me that he's not talking about a bird named Jorell. He's talking about Roberta Gurvelle!

    As soon as the phone call was done, I phoned Linda and Roberta and told them about the "bird named Jorell." They had me on speaker phone, so I go to hear them both laughing at the same time. :D
    ((gotta laugh!)) xx Shannon
  2. fibrohugslife

    fibrohugslife New Member

    All of the time LOL. Sometimes it annoys me that I do this but oh well.

    I am always for clarification and it drives other folks crazy but LOL I can't help it. It takes awhile for me to get things now.

    I have to take everything in stride.

  3. mildred623

    mildred623 New Member

    I have what is called Auditory Sensory Dysfunction (it's a learning disability). And I do this sort of thing all the time. Basically what it is (or this is how it was explained to me) is when a word enters my ear there is basically a short circuit between the ear and the brain. By the time it reaches my brain I think I have heard a totally different word.

    Same with reading, sometimes I read a word and by the time the signal reaches my brain I dont understand a thing I just read. I had thought for years I was just hard of hearing until I finally had my hearing tested and it is great. I was then sent to a place that specializes in dx learing disabilities and found out I had this.
  4. SPR30

    SPR30 New Member

    I have vision isssue to...I explained them to dr as look at the TV and seeing colors fade then jump back to normal,like a flash. She attribued the vision thing to FM.
    All roads must lead to FM, then!?!
  5. kalina

    kalina New Member

    Usually I have the most trouble SAYING words (it amazes me the things that come out of my mouth when I'm trying to say something else!).

    But I sure know what you mean about hearing incorrectly. Sometimes a whole sentence or two goes by and even though I'm trying really hard, I don't understood a single word. I have to ask people to repeat what they've just said a lot. So embarrassing!

  6. Marta608

    Marta608 Member

    It's as if I'm standing beside this person who looks just like me who is saying something totally unrelated to the subject at hand. This is a neurological ..... thing. Can't think of the word. lol

  7. millennia

    millennia New Member

    It's a running joke with my friends and me now. Whenever I know I misheard, because what it sounded like they said is so ridulous I say "gay porno"? Because one time I thought someone said one of our friends was in gay porno, I can't remember what it actually was, but I promise you it was nothing like that.
  8. Ranigar

    Ranigar Member

    That's what I thought my DIL was asking for when they were visiting.She asked if I had any tea bags and I said tea bog? I had her repeat it 3 times and that's what I kept hearing until my DD said Mom what is wrong with you she wants a tea bag!Everyone laughed but I was mortified.I ended up explaining my illness and the strange symptoms so they wouldn't think I was brain dead lol.
  9. carebelle

    carebelle New Member

    I have trouble with this.I can't hear a e i o u 's
    I also think it is why I can't spell.
  10. millennia

    millennia New Member

    You thought it was funny when you thought someone had named their bird Jorell, my mother's daughter got a legal name change a few years ago and changed her name to Jorell. And that one you heard right! LOL
  11. sues1

    sues1 New Member

    Not the same thing..but you reminded me of a day my DH and I were shopping....I went to see if something was still on sale.Something I use a lot of in bath and beauty dept. It was not, so I only got one. A treat of sorts.

    Then I saw something else I wanted and grabbed a DH came around the corner and said."Is that all you are buying on that?!? You really need it and you need to use it all the time. Buy lots of it. I want you to have it.!"

    Some shoppers turned around and looked and I had a red face.
    I found out that he was referring to product from bath and beauty isle, already in my cart....but I was holding a box of massengill....which everyone I am sure thought this was what he was talking about.

    He did not even realize I had that box and was reaching to put it in my cart. He really did howl though when I told him and I could of left him in the store at that moment and went home without him! Grrrrrrrrr (ok, it is funny) Susan
  12. carebelle

    carebelle New Member

    Sue you must be fun to shop with LOL