Why do i read lips, though i can hear fine?

ever since i was little i cannot help but watch peoples lips while they are talking. In addition to that, I feel like i cant hear them when they are not facing me or they are covering their mouth. I do NOT have any hearing problems, in fact my hearing is hypersensitive in most cases(I pick up on TV noises that my... show more ever since i was little i cannot help but watch peoples lips while they are talking. In addition to that, I feel like i cant hear them when they are not facing me or they are covering their mouth. I do NOT have any hearing problems, in fact my hearing is hypersensitive in most cases(I pick up on TV noises that my husband doesnt, i hear trains and work trucks when others dont) I wish i knew why i did this, or had some legitimate explanation as to why I read lips and arent like other hearing folks who look into a persons eyes. am i autistic or something?
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