Yep, I am not able to make out lyrics in songs, also. I have to read lyrics at least once while I sing along.
And, my sister sang, “On the 12th day of Christmas my tulip gave to me.”
Thanks for the info: an overlap in ADD symptoms called auditory processing disorder (APS).
I also have a brain shut down when people talk too fast or there is too much ambient sound/noise.
On the other hand, I have an amazing capacity to block out low-level distractions if I really need to focus on the task.
Although I believe I’ve had ADD for most of my life, since I got a traumatic brain injury, my talking speed has accelerated to the point where I don’t recognize myself. Post TBI, I sometimes get the words in the wrong order–frustrating.
Yes, I prefer instrumental music.REPORT ABUSE