Yah, know what you mean: like robots talking under water. I kept wearing mine( well, most of the time) and eventually it started sounding pretty normal. I'm still in the first year. Can you adjust the sound if it feels too loud? Your CI should have come with a "remote control" so try using it to turn it down a bit, then over time, turn it up, so you really get use to sounds. Shocking isn't it, to hear all those noises! It will soon feel like a miracle. Good luck and stay well!