Its been a couple of weeks now since having the hearings aids on and first impressions are: i never realised i couldn't hear so much!!
I mean im shocked at how much and how well im hearing things, the Mrs was just saying to me how ive not misheard her or not heard here at all from another room for a while, it really is like having bionic hearing although ive not had chance to listen in on next doors on the job yet, ill have to pop round and tell him to pull his finger out
As for the tinnitus... well its hard to say ATM but there's a definate advantage to wearing these, i've not had an " attack" since i've had them in which has been fucking great.
The left aid recently got blocked with some wax, a tiny bit, and i thought it was broke as ive jumped in the shower a couple of times with them still in as you don't notice them at all, turned out id not cleaned it properly and for the few days it wasn't working i really noticed the ringing in the background!
Im not sure if some of this is a mental state but when there not it, which is usually 30 min before i go asleep the volume of the ringing really does increase, but its early days and im back in a few weeks for some tests and a tuning so we'll see what she makes of it.
With the erb... definatly making a difference with the aids, there's been a couple of occasions where i've actually listened for it when i've been baked and struggled to hear any ringing, again i'm not sure if its in my head or not but some things have definatly changed man, but again, its early days.
So all in all i think the progress is good and there is positive changes but by no means at the moment am i " cured" because as im typing this my left ear is ringing like a fucking church bell!!