Originally Posted by set2
A few days ago I was rudely awakened by an alarm. I thought the smoke alarm so I jumped out of bed sending my small dog flying off the bed. I raced into the livining room to get the remote to shut the alarm off. I kept pressing the power button to shut the alarm off and I suddenly realized it was not the smoke alarm. Fortunately it was a false alarm, so I go back into the bed room and I realize it is my Alarm clock. My alarm clock is barely audible to me at the highest setting so I am now wondering why I heard it. Well, It turns out I had fallen alseep wearing the hearing aid in my better ear. I then had a horrible feeling that I had lost the other hearing aid when I had to go throw up in the middle of the night, luckily it was in a safe place.
I had to laugh at that. Nothing like confusion when waking up and wondering what the heck is going on! This is especially true with noise you normally don't expect to hear upon waking up.
I can very well remember the first day after hookup for my CI. I had a great but overwhelming day listening for the first time with my CI the day before. So, I took it off before going to bed (I had no intention to hearing anything when sleeping and I still don't
) and woke up the next morning getting ready to go to work. I was eager to put it on and hear things as I was adjusting to the CI. Well, my wife is an early riser and was using the exerciser machine and it normally makes a racket. Normally, I never put my HA (prior to my CI) on until I got to work and so I wasn't used to hearing the stupid thing. Now, here I am with my new CI processor and I put it on being eager and all and all the sudden there was this awful terrible noise. I couldn't quite figure it out at first as I never heard it with my CI before. But going from total silence to this crazy noise was scaring me to death as I thought maybe something was going wrong and I was fit to be tied. After about a 15 seconds or so, I finally realized what it was and literally ran out of the room (to get away from it) to go downstairs and get my day started. I have since then reverted to my old habit of not powering up until I get to work.