Do you have a child or student with poor listening skills?
At home you might ask your child to do something like, "go and put on your school clothes, get your jacket and put your library book in your school bag". He or she may look confused or just say "huh", or actually go and just get one or two of the three things done.
In the classroom, the student with poor listening skills will have trouble keeping up with classroom discussions, following instructions and learning information when it is presented to them by the teacher's voice.
Parents and teachers often assume that children like this are deliberately ignoring them, have something wrong with their hearing, or are just not paying attention. They could be right, but if the child's hearing is fine, their poor listening skills may be due to an auditory processing disorder (APD).