Those of you who are hearing aid users may possibly experience the same problems that I have when wearing them for any extended period of time.
My ears become sore and irritated after a while and I also develop an allergic reaction on my scalp where the receivers touch the skin behind each ear.
During these past few weeks of lockdown it has been bliss not having to wear them at all.
The only conversations I have are with P, who generally speaks loud enough for me to hear him. He tends to use the 'phone on my behalf so that I don't need to struggle with it. I rarely watch TV and only if it is something with decent subtitles, and the radio is obviously a non-starter.
It will seem strange to return to a world of sounds when I eventually start wearing them again.