My children swear that I have some sort of super human hearing power.
I let them think that because it absolutely doesn’t hurt my position as a dad.
At the same time, I think my hearing isn’t exactly super human. But it’s pretty fantastic and has been that way all my life. Like I work in a tied up office environment and I can still hear the zone controlled heating and A/C kick on. Even with the din of our office, I can hear that a/c when it comes on. I think this has something to do with being able to separate sounds in my head. That might be due to how I grew up. I grew up way out in the boonies. And one of my number one pastimes was to lie in the turf in the evening and listen to all the critters. To do that, I had to develop the ability to concentrate on just what I was trying to listen to. Seems prefer a different thing to do I suppose however it was better than resting in the a/c enjoying Hee Haw with my folks. But I was able to hear odd frogs over all the other frogs and bugs and birds making noises. This came in handy a lot throughout my life. It even came in handy with the heating and A/C component not too long ago. Each time I walked by the heating and A/C cabinet outside, I heard this absolutely high pitched sound coming from it. Or at least, I thought I did. It took me various times to absolutely be confident that I was hearing something that wasn’t normal. So I called the heating and A/C contractor up and they sent out a heating and A/C professional. Sure enough, there were some bearings going terrible that had it gone on much longer, it would have resulted in a heating and A/C breakdown.