Ellen Prizecorn hears with her mouth and must therefore, according to the doctor’s recommendation, keep it open when she listens to what others have to say. That looks strikingly odd. In addition, since she looks with her ears, she must tilt her head when she talks with people. That also looks strikingly odd.
“The advantage of these oddities is that I notice many things that have absolutely no relevance to what goes on in the conversation. It can be anything from a person walking by to some detail of a building in the distance. In this way I can contribute with something new.”