Yesterday when I put them on for the first time the first thing I heard was the air conditioning in the office - I thought there was a staticky connection to the computer or something, it was like white noise (and completely unnoticeable to me with the old aids).
At one point yesterday I was just standing and rubbing my feet on the carpet, marveling that it made noise.
A guy walked past me twirling his keys when I was picking Andrei up from work - and I *heard* them rattling.
There's a whole two measures at the beginning of 'Video Killed the Radio Star' that I never knew were there.
I can hear esses! Just barely - there has to be very little ambient noise - but I can hear them!
There's a story from when I was four, having just gotten hearing aids for the first time, riding home in the back seat saying "shhhh" and giggling, over and over, with the joy of a sound I'd never heard before. Today's version is "ssss" *giggle*