On Monday, as I was leaving the post office down town, I heard a sound. I thought it sounded like a helicopter, so I looked up towards the sky. At first I didn't see anything, so I kept searching. I then spotted a helicopter not too far off. Amazing! Hearing the helicopter, and figuring it was the helicopter making the sound before locating the actual source, that's pretty awesome I thought. I didn't have my hearing aid turned on then either.
I think it was Sunday night when I decided to give the Amelia Bedelia audiobook another try on my laptop. Had the hearing aid turned off, and I was using headphones plugged into the laptop. At first I couldn't figure out what was going on (turns out the person was doing a brief introduction at first). But then she started narrating the Amelia Bedelia story. This audiobook CD has background music, so it's tricky. But I was able to pick up on the 2nd page and keep up with the story. I couldn't do that at all when I first tried back in April. There are 3 more Amelia Bedelia stories on the CD, so I'll tackle those at some point.
Also, I did download a few free children's books from iTunes onto my iPod Touch. A couple do not have audio with them, but the rest do. I think I must have downloaded maybe five books. I did listen to one so far, but haven't tried the others yet. I'll have to remember to look for "contains audio" when looking for more books to download to my iPod, as not all books will have audio.