Last night I had a hearing test and my hearing is pretty good. But I do have trouble in noisy environments hearing others. Places such as restaurants can be a problem. Also sometimes having trouble catching people the first time and then asking them to repeat it.
The guy doing the test commented that if your hearing is really good that sometimes to many noises can create a problem because you are taking in too much information.
Not sure about the asking people to repeat things but I heard something it could be to do with emotional issues in childhood and how much affection you received.
I am not asking for advice but rather what do others know about these kinds of things. Because I am sure I am not the only one here with these things but also others may have delved deeper into their own problems and have explanations for them. I am interested to know.