Thank you everyone....
I wore them again today and although I loved hearing voices more clearly, it still amplifies agrravating sounds way more than I need... Like the dog barking or the sound of others chatting on their cell-phones around me.... Wow...how inconsiderate some people are and who knew how much people talk about when they think no-one can hear....
I will take all of your advice and bear with it for a few weeks. I called my audiologist and was informed that the aids were set at the mid-range level which is normal for most new wearers.
My aids are Phonak and they are remarkably comfortable. I forget that they are in my ears for most of the day but...yes you are right...I can hear my fingers going through my hair and so many little sounds that I have never heard before. I never realized that my blinkers or turn signals in my car made a noise. I can hear the tires oof my car on the road... I never realized that I could hear clickety clacks when I typed on my computer. I never heard heels clicking on a floor, (so no-one can creep up on me and kill me when my back is turned...LOL!!!) I never heard my little puppy's snores at night. WOW...this is all so new and I am amazed, delighted, and a little afraid of all this sensory overload.
My teenage nephew is totally deaf and has been so since his birth. A few years ago he had the opportunity to try a cochlear implant and he refused. He said he was more comfortable with his quiet world. I can understand somewhat his feelings.....but I will give it a try. Hubby says that he loves not having to yell at me to have me hear him...but he has to be careful because I can hear him whispering now...LOL!!!
Thanks to all of you for your encouragement and your kind words. Bless you...You are all the BEST...!!!