A person with mid-frequency hearing loss has difficulty hearing mid-frequency sounds but can still hear high- or low-frequency sounds.The human voice is a mid-frequency sound.
I’ve been pollinated by silence since I was a child, dawdling, insulated, uninterrupted, save a perched sparrow’s whistle, or the thrashing ofa lemon in the garbage disposal. The doctor said the human voice. Light rain. Unwrappinga gift, the sound of the paper tearing. Each night, bees wring patientdrops of honey into my ears. Someday soon, I’ll no longer hear anything but that sweetness—
Copyright © 2019 by Noah Baldino
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