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(Live Science)   Woman has a rare condition where she can hear sounds but not words. Otherwise known as being a teenager   (livescience.com) divider line 31
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2013-10-03 08:51:03 AM
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2013-10-03 09:21:36 AM
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2013-10-03 09:35:13 AM
Stranger is that there is a name for the condition, indicating that she isn't alone.

/They need a support group to talk about this problem.
 
2013-10-03 10:01:30 AM
Dad?
 
2013-10-03 10:03:55 AM

Bareefer Obonghit: [betterthingsahead.com image 250x217]


Done in one.
 
2013-10-03 10:12:24 AM
Does TFA really mean to suggest that she could not hear the spoken word sounds at all, or just that she could hear them, but not understand them? TFA says that at one point conversations turned to gibberish, but it was not clear that it then descended into complete silence.

farking bliss, though, I tell you that. If you could turn off people's talking, and add to it the turning off of their car stereos and retarded farking exhaust system noise, you'd have a trillion dollar market right there.
 
2013-10-03 10:36:41 AM
Try turning off the television.
 
2013-10-03 10:40:31 AM
Does she unnerstand the words COMIN OUTTA MAH MOUTH?
 
2013-10-03 10:46:08 AM
I used to do this consciously. While listening to the radio I could stop comprehending English and listen as if it were a foreign language.

Can't do it anymore. And it was impossible with live people - too much engagement I guess.
 
2013-10-03 10:47:22 AM
That condition extends well past one's teenage years in this country, subby.
 
2013-10-03 10:53:16 AM

SevenizGud: Does TFA really mean to suggest that she could not hear the spoken word sounds at all, or just that she could hear them, but not understand them? TFA says that at one point conversations turned to gibberish, but it was not clear that it then descended into complete silence.

farking bliss, though, I tell you that. If you could turn off people's talking, and add to it the turning off of their car stereos and retarded farking exhaust system noise, you'd have a trillion dollar market right there.


If I understand TFA correctly, the ear takes the signal and sends it to the brain, but the brain translates language in a different area than other sounds.  When you damage that area, then you only hear sounds, and the signals to decode language are lost.

I was diagnosed with Auditory Processing Disorder, which is similar, but not quite as severe, I think.  I only pick up about 50-60% of what people are saying.  The rest is just white noise.  When you live with it long enough, the brain actually becomes quite adept at filling in the missing pieces, but when it screws up, it leads to some mighty strange conversations.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Auditory_processing_disorder
 
2013-10-03 10:57:50 AM

Driedsponge: When you live with it long enough, the brain actually becomes quite adept at filling in the missing pieces, but when it screws up, it leads to some mighty strange conversations.


I had ___ with your mom.  She is a great _________.  It was awkward when I ______ my _____ and she screamed, though.
 
2013-10-03 11:01:58 AM
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2013-10-03 11:03:32 AM

SevenizGud: Does TFA really mean to suggest that she could not hear the spoken word sounds at all, or just that she could hear them, but not understand them? TFA says that at one point conversations turned to gibberish, but it was not clear that it then descended into complete silence.

farking bliss, though, I tell you that. If you could turn off people's talking, and add to it the turning off of their car stereos and retarded farking exhaust system noise, you'd have a trillion dollar market right there.


Yeah, it's just gibberish and not soundless.  Still called "deafness" though.  All sorts of weird stuff can happen when that particular section of the brain becomes damaged.

Perhaps the most interesting brain injury I've heard of (different section of the brain) was a woman who literally couldn't see movement.  She saw everything which was moving in periodic, still "pictures."  So a car moving down the road appears to be parked in the middle of the road, and then jumps to another location farther down the road while still seeming to be stationary, and then jumps farther down, and so on.

jaytkay: I used to do this consciously. While listening to the radio I could stop comprehending English and listen as if it were a foreign language.

Can't do it anymore. And it was impossible with live people - too much engagement I guess.


If you can see their mouth, your visual recognition systems uncontrollably take over part of the auditory recognition systems.

a.k.a. the McGurk effect.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-lN8vWm3m0
 
2013-10-03 11:14:04 AM
It's a condition? I have a similar thing..I can't hear words in music...I can hear the voice, i can sing along..but i can't tell you what words i've said or heard...
 
2013-10-03 11:17:28 AM

moel: It's a condition? I have a similar thing..I can't hear words in music...I can hear the voice, i can sing along..but i can't tell you what words i've said or heard...


Should probably bring that up with a doctor.  Could be a tumor or something.
 
2013-10-03 11:27:13 AM

moel: It's a condition? I have a similar thing..I can't hear words in music...I can hear the voice, i can sing along..but i can't tell you what words i've said or heard...


It might help if you listened to bands other than Pearl Jam.
 
2013-10-03 11:51:46 AM

dragonchild: moel: It's a condition? I have a similar thing..I can't hear words in music...I can hear the voice, i can sing along..but i can't tell you what words i've said or heard...

It might help if you listened to bands other than Pearl Jam.


It's hard to gar harble zouff
With all these marbles in my mouth.
 
2013-10-03 11:55:07 AM
I think i'm probably tumourless...it's been the case since i was a kid...doesn't really bother me, i much prefer a jaunty tune to listening to Adele the fatty whinge about something.
 
2013-10-03 11:58:23 AM

moel: I think i'm probably tumourless...it's been the case since i was a kid...doesn't really bother me, i much prefer a jaunty tune to listening to Adele the fatty whinge about something.


I tend to miss the meanings of words when they're in rythm. I rarely hear lyrics. In high school English we would read Shakespeare aloud. I could read for five minutes and afterwards would not be able to give a summary of the content.
 
2013-10-03 12:07:06 PM
or it's called being married. Amirite fellas?
 
2013-10-03 12:10:33 PM

moel: It's a condition? I have a similar thing..I can't hear words in music...I can hear the voice, i can sing along..but i can't tell you what words i've said or heard...


I have a hard time sometimes making out the words. I can't believe I'm alone. Katy Perry has this song that goes

AHH WAAWAAWAAAAA

But it's "I'm wide awake".

Aphasia is scary and fascinating.

http://neuralethes-en.blogspot.ca/2013/02/brocas-aphasia-story-of-sa ra h-scott.html

She couldn't make sense after a stroke and you can track her progress on youtube. The fascinating part is watching her get a lot better.
 
2013-10-03 12:19:41 PM
Over time her speech will degrade because she can't hear herself make errors and correct them. Once those errors become habit she'd better co-develop the habit to carry pen and paper with her.

/Telephone doesn't work quite as well
 
2013-10-03 12:29:47 PM

jaytkay: moel: I think i'm probably tumourless...it's been the case since i was a kid...doesn't really bother me, i much prefer a jaunty tune to listening to Adele the fatty whinge about something.

I tend to miss the meanings of words when they're in rythm. I rarely hear lyrics. In high school English we would read Shakespeare aloud. I could read for five minutes and afterwards would not be able to give a summary of the content.


That's actually normal for highschoolers reading Shakespeare.
 
2013-10-03 01:31:25 PM
Huh, most women just hear whatever words they want to hear.
 
2013-10-03 01:34:11 PM
I thought the headline said teababgers

/works either way
 
2013-10-03 01:51:52 PM

moel: I think i'm probably tumourless...it's been the case since i was a kid...doesn't really bother me, i much prefer a jaunty tune to listening to Adele the fatty whinge about something.


Could still be a benign tumor or something, not uncommon.  Even in children.  Could just be genetic though.

Apparently though, inability to distinguish lyrics is common among dyslexics, with symptoms similar to yours such as being able to sing the song but not remember what you sang.  But agnosia (inability to distinguish speech), amusica (inability to distinguish rhythm, pitch, tone, etc.), and dyslexia are all related to the same area of the brain.
 
2013-10-03 02:33:39 PM
Is it calles "Iain'ttryin'tohearallthatshiatitis"?
 
2013-10-03 03:29:15 PM
i got a malware alert so..i am not going there
 
2013-10-03 05:20:11 PM

Bareefer Obonghit: [betterthingsahead.com image 250x217]


AAAAAND WE'RE DONE.

(came to post or see that.)
 
2013-10-03 11:30:15 PM

Chainsaw Turd Elf: or it's called being married. Amirite fellas?


Came here to say this.
 
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