How do others find their condition(s) effect their ability to process information through conversation or reading?
I have Tinnitus 24/7 due to hearing loss and always hear it - it competes with background noise. I also have hyperacusis (noise sensitivity). So, there are a lot of factors. I cannot pin everything down to one condition. As I understand I've not competely habituated to my conditions.
When I'm reading, I find some background noise is fine, but if it's too quiet or too loud I cannot seem to process what I read. Respectively, Tinnitus is intrusive or I'm irritated due to Hyperacusis.
During conversation, especially if others are having conversations around me (probably due to Hyperacusis) or there is loud background noise (probably due to Hyperacusis and hearing loss), I struggle to filtered out our those conversations or loud noise interferes). In particular, I lose track of lengthy conversation as I try to process key information.
I have hearing aids which do help somewhat, but I find it better to switch them off in some environments.
What are your experiences? What conditions do you have and can you relate to this in part or in whole?