Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Toilets sound different now

Verla is a library regular of mine, and she is deaf as a post. A post that yells a lot. Last week she got a $39 hearing aid off the internet, and now she can hear her own voice for the first time in decades. Her head spun around at the sound of the elevator dinging like she was one of those dogs in Up when they see a squirrel. Is that the elevator? All these years riding it up and down and she never knew it made noise. She grinned as she told us about hearing a toilet flush and barely recognizing it. They sounded so different last time she could hear.

The world she has lived in for 74 years is suddenly full of wonders.

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