For nearly three weeks I have had my new hearing aids and I have
On the first day the car sounded much louder and I wondered if
there was a problem with the engine. Later I could hear myself
breathing for a while, and can still hear the sound of boiling
water when I'm cooking, which is useful.
While I was working on the computer a bluebottle flew behind me
from left to right and then flew away. There was a true and
surprising 3D effect, which I've noticed in other situations.
The creak of a floorboard on the landing was so loud it startled
me for some days, and the dog's bark sounded somewhat louder (not
always a good thing) but also more tuneful.
Music, both vocal and instramental, is clearer and more true to
life. One great advantage is that the volume of the radio and
television has been turned down, so I'm no longer bothering about
my next door neighbours.
I had not realised that my hearing had got rather worse and that
after some years my aids were no longer giving me the necessary
help. Now I feel as though I've turned into myself again - hearing
what I want to hear, with no danger of constantly asking people to
repeat what they've said, and able to use the phone with no
The checks every six months have been invaluable, and the last
one identified the need for a change. Thank you
Mrs E Harrison Macclesfield,
Cheshire August 2011