Thanks for your responses and kind words.
I do describe the ABI sounds as hearing, although the sounds are unlike normal hearing. First, I have to say that it is great just to hear any sound that relates to what is happening around me. Second, I hear very few different pitches. For example, if I plink on a piano, playing each note individually, I hear the same pitch for all of the notes. I can hear when the note begins, but all of the pitches sound the same. The sounds are hard to describe, but I guess that I would call them electronic sounding.
I can't really understand speech unless I am lip reading and listening. Using sound alone, it is very hard to distinguish what has been said. It is with this combination that I do the best. I think that I have likened what I hear to the teacher on the old Charlie Brown cartoons. I can hear syllables, but cannot understand words.
I posted a link to a simulation in one of my old posts. It is actually a simulation of CI sounds, but I remember what the 1 channel version sounded like and think that it is similar to what I hear. I haven't the time to find the post........sorry.
Anyway, thanks for asking.