I have no idea where to start so ask questions if this makes no sense. difficult child 2 has always had brief periods where he was soooo focused on what he was doing/watching that he appeared deaf. It was never a huge issue because it wasn't all that often and I knew what the reason was and I accommodated for it. Lately, difficult child 2 is "deaf" 90% of the time. If he's in another room, he claims he doesn't hear me ask/tell him something. If he's watching tv, he says he doesn't hear me ask/tell him something. When I'm sitting next to him and there is NO other noise, half the time he says he doesn't hear me or he hears me wrong. But none of those situations happen 100% of the time and it seems to be worse with ME. He can hear my sister from 3 rooms away consistently without any issues whatsoever. Now, keep in mind, both my kids have always said I have such a loud voice. I asked difficult child 2 why he's gone deaf all of a sudden and he said he doesn't know. He just knows that if he's not expecting me to say anything, he doesn't hear me when I do. Does anyone know what might be going on all of a sudden? This seems to have started about 2-3 months ago. It wasn't something that got worse over time. That and he's always MAKING noises. It's almost like he doesn't like it quiet anymore. I just don't get it.