After years of procrastination, I finally got some hearing aids (all my sibs have had them for years). Wow, things are way different when I practice my flatpicking now; not necessarily better overall, just different. For example, I now hear lots of different things that I hadn’t heard before when picking, like harmonics, “scrapes” of the pick on the wound strings (I’m sure there’s a name for that sound but don’t know what it is :-)) I even hear a “thunk” sometimes when I fret a string fairly vigorously with one of my left fingers.
As @welder4 pointed out a couple of years ago on this forum, most if not all of this will subside once my brain gets used to it. But it’s weird now.
Haven’t even tried my banjo yet!