So, I'm a fairly messed-up individual. My brain is just absolutely screwy. I have verbal disorders, auditory disorders, sensory disorders, mental disorders... I need a new brain, lol.
One of the main things that really trips everyone up (including myself) is auditory processing disorder. It's like dyslexia for the ears, basically; if someone says something to me, I might catch a word or two, but everything else literally sounds like gibberish. Basically, "Blarbgek fuchitoo pizza smismif cheese?" Lmao.
Point being, no one believes me; hell, I've even given up on explaining it to my boss, and instead, I just went with, "I'm partially deaf, I can't hear what you're saying." And DH especially gets PISSED when he has to repeat himself. Half of the time I can only understand what someone says because I can read their lips and at least guess most of it, but he has a habit of not looking full-on at me when he talks (i.e., when playing a game or changing a diaper), or trying to tell me something from another room. So I end up having to have him repeat it three or four or more times, and he just rolls his eyes and sighs, saying "Nevermind. Jeez."
I've explained it all to him before, how my brain doesn't process speech correctly, how he might need to just look me in the eye and repeat what he said, slowly, once, and that should be fine... Like seriously, how hard is it to just look at me and speak a little bit slower? If he were to do that, I wouldn't need him to repeat things five times. Just once, slowly, and I can manage. We've been married over a year now, and together twice that.
I'm really getting frustrated over this, and so is he. He feels like I'm not paying attention to him, or that I'm ignoring him; I feel like he's making it harder on both of us because he already knows the simple thing he needs to do for my brain to process what he's saying, but he'd rather speak rapid-fire at me over his shoulder six times and then get exasperated instead of just meeting my eyes and speaking normally.
Anyone else experience anything like this?
Is there a way I can get it into DH's head that I'm NOT ignoring him?