It wasn’t, of course. We were delighted to help Carl, and he is having all kinds of new revelations since then, like the little tune his washing machine plays when the cycle finishes. He’d never heard it before.
Or the fact that he could hear someone across the crowded table at lunchtime at the senior center. Or an actor speaking softly in a movie.
And now it’s easier to talk to his sister, who lives outside Chicago, on the phone. “I’d say, ‘I can’t hear you,” he told us. “Now I can hear her just fine.”
But maybe the best was about music. Carl is a passionate amateur clarinet player, and a classical music lover.
“I put on a record of the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto,” he told us, “and I could hear notes I’d never heard before.”
You can tell from Carl’s smile what kind of a guy he is. Here at LSH, we live for those smiles.