My son is 19 and he has been diagnosed with schizophrenia. He has a lot of the classic symptoms, including hearing voices. But lately he has been having a problem where he claims he can’t hear someone who is actually talking. The other day it was his father. I was there and he could still hear me, but not his dad. It has happened a few times before, with other people. He claims he does not believe his dad is talking at all- he gets angry about his dad “mouthing” words at him (he wasn’t).
He has in the past heard people say things they did not say. He heard me tell him to kill himself once (I was telling him about how I got really cheap apples at the market…nothing like that at all and I’ve never said anything like that in my life). I was actually talking though. So maybe that is related to this.
I’ve never heard of “absence of sound” as a hallucination though. What the heck is going on? Has anyone ever experienced this?