Hello all. I have lurked here for a while but never posted until now. I have what I’ve been told is a mild to moderate hearing loss, especially in the upper registers, and yesterday I became the proud new owner of a pair of Oticon Delta 6000’s.
I’m enjoying the increased clarity of a lot of things, especially people’s voices. It’s a lot much easier to understand what people are saying to me nowl. But there are some other things that I know I’m going to need some time to get used to. Some extraneous sounds seem SO loud now. This is especially true of “swishy” or “fluttery” noises, like a fan blowing or papers shuffling. Even a gentle breeze ruffling the treetops makes a surprising amount of noise! Yesterday I was doing a lot of paperwork at the office and the noise from rifling through stacks of papers was really getting on my nerves after a while.
I understand that things are supposed to get better as my ears and brain get used to processing all the new sounds they are now picking up through my hearing aids. I’m just wondering how long this adjustment process might take.
Overall, I’m really happy. I’m having a lot of fun discovering things I can hear now that I used to miss. (For example, this morning I heard my cat meow from the next room. I never used to hear him from another room unless he really let out a bellow.) I’d just like to have some idea of how long it might take for all these little background noises to stop being so distracting and intrusive. Thanks in advance for any information and/or encouragement!