Ever since I was about ten, I would hear faint whispers as I was falling asleep. It sounded like a conversation, but then it would just go away. As a teenager, it picked up more; For a while, I would drift halfway between going to sleep and would hear even more conversations. Also, if I were to think of my parents or friends, I could feel like I heard what they were thinking.
Recently, there was a psychic fair that I attended. While I was listening to a lecture that a psychic was giving, I could hear about ten, maybe fifteen, people whispering again. This is weird because I'm not halfway asleep - I am wide awake lol. I also went to get a reading from a psychic and she told me that I did have this ability, yet didn't give me any advice on how to build it up or manage it.
I tried to tell my dad about this but then he goes on to say that he and many scientists agree that it's something to do with a brain pattern and has nothing paranormal about it. I then asked, "Well, if there's nothing paranormal about it, how come some people have it and are hired for detective-like work?" Of course my dad will debunk almost anything related to parapsychology.
My mother, on the other hand, thinks I am clairaudient, especially since she is psychic herself, but not to her family members. That kind of creates an obstacle (I wish she could tell me).
Is this clairaudience? If so, how can I build this ability more? I think it's very interesting. I hope to get some information on this, and I'm really hoping it's clairaudience.