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Auditory processing differences
“Somehow there is something very odd about my sound-memory. I think that is possibly a result of auditory processing differences. . . .
For example, I sit in front of the television. It sputters and the electrical field hums slightly. That fluctuates, depending on how tired I am, what I have eaten, what colours the room is decorated in, if any petrochemical is used in bonding the carpet, etc. Then there are other sounds. The sea at least a mile away, that car going past, the other person in the room breathing, the dog puttering about. These all—particularly the air noises—fluctuate at different rates.”
Lucy Blackman, Autism and the Myth of the Person Alone, p 165