It took me a few months to adjust to my hearing aids – having something in my ears and hearing every little noise. But once I got used to this, my hearing aids became part of me.
I started to meet friends again instead of thinking there was no point because I wouldn’t hear. I could join in with conversation and laughter around the table with my grandchildren, rather than retreating to the kitchen and leaving them to it with my husband.
I was able to enjoy everyday life again. I’ve now used hearing aids for 19 years. I still have some hearing difficulties, such as understanding accents on the phone, but when I take my hearing aids out, I notice how quiet everything is. What a difference they make.