This is the first day I have gotten out of the house with the hearing aids since they showed up, due to being down with the flu virus.
I found myself in a number of different environments, including my car, a pet shop, a supermarket, and a Chinese buffet restaurant (yeah, I'm regretting that one already).
I found myself checking a couple of times if they were in, if they were on the right program or not, didn't feel they were particularly helping me where I needed it the most: hearing what people are saying to me. If someone crumples a piece of paper, yeah, I get more crispness conveyed through the HA's. Speech? Not so much, at least not yet.
Tomorrow I try them in the office. That should be the real test. I work in an old tobacco factory that was converted into modern office space. It's an open layout, like a news room, with open pods of desks. Loud HVAC usually overwhelms my ability to clearly hear people, and background chatter of others talking usually offers up too much competition. I cope pretty well, but a lot of it is lip reading and contextually filling in the blanks. This is really where I've been hoping for the most benefit.
250Hz: R30, L35
500Hz: R45, L50
1KHz: R50, L55
2KHz: R45, L45
4KHz: R20, L20
8KHz: R5, L0