I had one of hearing aids checked out today because of an issue with the speaker wire. While I was waiting my audiologist asked me how I liked my hearing aids.
Wearing my hearing aids
I guess less about what someone is saying to me.
Soft consonants are still very hard for me to understand. No surprise, I expected this based on my hearing tests. Penny also mentioned this when I was fitted for the hearing aids.
The hearing aids are very light and comfortable. It's not unusual for me to wear them 15 or 16 hours a day and I forget I have them on.
The Bluetooth interface with my Blackberry is very cool and usable. People look at me when I am on the phone because they don't realize I am talking on the phone, no headset! The battery on the Streamer gets low after a couple of hours on the phone. I carry a charger in my car for the Streamer.
I didn't realize how noisy my Subaru Forester is above 50 mph until I try to use my Blackberry. I think I can hear about every other word. Most of the time I stop to talk on the phone. Much safer too.
No hearing aids will replace the hearing I have lost but life is much better with them.