Last night we went to a party. In the past I have been able to hear some parts of conversations, but unfortunately I have had to either had to ask people to repeat what they say or just smile like I heard them. I might have had to ask what a couple times, because it was a loud group, but I could understand everything people were saying, even people in groups that weren’t next to me. Quite an “ear opening” experience. I always assumed that everyone had problems hearing what other people were saying at parties due to the background noise.
I do need to get the aides adjusted some, it was particularly uncomfortable when the cockatoo started screeching. The pitch was really loud. A woman that I know has aides was also at the party was also complaining about the sound; so maybe the sound is just really annoying rather than the aides amplifying it too much.
It has been 2.5 days and I am really enjoying hearing the clarity in sounds that I have heard but just sounded flatter. I should have gotten aides several years ago. I am still surprised that no one has yet to notice that I am even wearing aides. These BTE units are quite small and just don’t show much, even with my short hair.