At the time that I got my hearing aids I did a couple of blog posts. The first one a before situation: http://ritadeheer.blogspot.com.au/2012/07/hard-of-hearing.html
And the second one a few days after I got them: http://ritadeheer.blogspot.com.au/2012/06/hooray-for-hearing-aids.html
I’m still hooraying my hearing aids, telling people what I can hear, how good it is getting top class ones etc. Thought there are situations now where I don’t wear them at all, and I do sometimes forget to put them in. I know this is against your recommendations but I love them so much, see the second blog post, that I swore I wouldn’t get so used to them that I didn’t notice all those sounds anymore.