What is the difference between this two sentences: "He doesn't listen to me" and "He isn't listening to me"? Do they mean different things? What tense in what case should i use?

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This is the usual difference between the present and present continuous.

"He doesn't listen" = always, a general fact = "He never listens"

"He isn't listening" = right now. Temporary fact. "He sometimes listens, but not now."

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