The Best Time I Got Hearing Aids at 32 by Melissa Chandler
So, in general, I’m kinda in love with “The Hairpin” - a The Awl spinoff, that is just a great blog. Almost every story is something I really really want to read.
This was a great piece from this week.
When you’ve needed hearing aids all your life, and finally get them at the age of 32, mostly the world sounds like water. At first, you crane your neck looking for fountains, but really it’s only traffic. You keep an eye out for waterfalls, but apparently that’s just what air sounds like.
To celebrate, the first day you get your hearing aids, you go to the 540 club for a mimosa and you’re in awe because when you pay, you can hear the dollars rubbing against each other.