So it's been a week now and I have to say that I am amazed at all the things I have not been hearing. Although it's wonderful to be hearing better it is also a bit overwhelming at times. When I first put them in in the morning everything sounds really loud. Also when I get to work and all the equipment running in the bakery it just gets very loud . Last Saturday I was in the basement and almost had a heart attack. As I was standing there suddenly there was a loud alarm type noise. It took me a minute or two to figure out that it was the dryers signal going off. I had never heard it before.
The hearing aids also came with a microphone. I used this last Saturday to talk to my daughter on the phone and it worked really well. I've also used it to watch tv. I turn it on and set it next to the tv and the sound comes right through my hearing aids.
Probably the best part is that I'm hearing people talk much better than I was. Yesterday at work the boss called my name and I turned around and said "yeah" his response was WOW, you heard me, I usually have to yell at you a few times.