It wasn't red the yellow was waiting for. It was orange!
However I didn't wait until my three week check back appointment to call in for help. I have been keeping my left ear piece turned way down because having it set where it is supposed to be resulted in hissing sounds and rattling noise where there shouldn't be any. Everybody talks with a strong lisp, including me. It was driving me crazy, so I turned the left ear way down. That's a $3000 piece of equipment that was not really functioning.
Talking to my sister-in-law, I knew it shouldn't be that way.
The main reason for having hearing aids is to improve voice communication. Distorted voices don't do that.
On Friday I saw my Audiologist. I told her my issues. She said that the very reason I have a $3000 hearing aid in each ear is so it is possible to make many fine tuning adjustments. She got on her computer, blue-tooth communicated with my hearing aids, and she lowered the volume of the treble sounds and increased the compression of high frequency sounds, which has the effect of lowering their frequency. Since my hearing loss is in the high frequency sound range, the original correction was perhaps a bit too strong, or I lost the ability to hear them in my left ear. Some of this may change over time.
The result of this adjustment is a vast improvement. I'm not lisping anymore, except in closed spaces. Other people's voices are much better. Even the clickety clatter and crinkle crackle are reduced.
I will go back to the audiologist in another week and a half for another check in and perhaps more fine tuning. It will take some time but this is going to work.
And that's why, if you want hearing aids to really work for you, you need to pay the big bucks and get the top of the line. And when you do that you need a technician who knows how to make the adjustments that you need so that they do work for you.
Just like anything else worthwhile, it takes persistence.
Pacific dogwood. We still have a few of these natives that have persisted.