Till yesterday it seems my world was very quiet. My kids and friends kept telling me you are so hard of hearing. Finally I got tired of asking them to repeat what they had just said. My only option was a Baha which is a titanium rod in the bone behind the ear because of all the damage to the ear canal and the ear drum. After the rod attached to the bone which took one month, they gave me the Baha which snaps on and off. This works as a hearing device.
WOW, now I can hear people around me talking very clearly BUT wait now they are laughing because I have discovered the world is not silent. The cafeteria has very noisy trays they clang, people make lots of noise in a cafeteria. We then went to a shopping center and parked the car when we got out of the car WOW all those cars going by are not as quiet as they used to be!! They are loud!! Then we went home -- it used to be this really quiet place. First I encountered the pool guy great now I will be able to hear him never could before. He has one powerful voice I heard him c l ear inside the house. LOL. Next came the lawn guy with his big machine, that is one LOUD piece of equipment. I used to sit outside while he cut the grass thinking that is one quiet mower.
So we are all sitting in the house and I am still trying to adjust to some of these sounds when something all of sudden goes away. I asked what just cut off or whatever noise just went away? The air conditioning just turned off. Ahhhh it makes that sound all the time? Then when my back was turned someone decided to get ice from the ice maker!!!! OK, I am not sure if I am ready for all this noise. I think I liked my quiet world this is definitely going to take some getting used to!!!