My kids swear that I have some sort of super human hearing power.
I let them suppose that because it actually doesn’t hurt our position as dad.
At the same time, I recognize our hearing isn’t exactly super human. But it’s pretty fantastic and has been that way all our life. Like I work in a tied up office environment and I can still hear the zone controlled heating & A/C kick on. Even with the din of our office, I can hear the air conditioning when it comes on. I suppose this has something to do with being able to separate sounds in our head. That might be due to how I grew up. I grew up way out in the boonies. And one of our preferred pastimes was to lie in the grass at night 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 savor is an unusual thing to do I recognize but it was better than kneeling in the air conditioning seeing Hee Haw with our folks. But I was able to hear peculiar frogs over all the other frogs and bugs and parakeets making noises. This came in handy a lot throughout our life. It even came in handy with the heating & A/C equipment not too long ago. Each time I walked by the heating & A/C cabinet outside, I heard this absolutely high pitched sound coming from it. Or at least, I thought I did. It took me several times to absolutely recognize that I was hearing something that wasn’t normal. So I called the Heating & A/C corporation up and they sent out a heating & A/C professional. Sure enough, there were some bearings going terrible that had it gone on much longer, it would have resulted in an heating & A/C breakdown.