Some threads earlier about what’s your favorite carols/songs made me realize that my answer is “The ones I actually know the words to”.
I simply cannot make out the words to almost any song played on radio/tv/movies/stereo. If it’s a recording and I go back and replay a verse ten times, I might figure out most of the words. Or else I have to find a lyric sheet if available. “Rudolph the red-nosed raindeer” sounds like “Root off a Retnost ?aindeh”.
Yes, I’ve had my hearing checked a zillion times. I can hear the beeps and tones they test you with just fine. I just can’t seem to discriminate consonant sounds. Even in conversation, I actually understand about half the words, and fill in the rest from context. I’m seem to have the verbal equivalent of dyslexia. It sucks and I’m tired of it.