OK....I was first diagnosed with some hearing loss about 8 years ago. It's got progressively worse to the point where I'm probably at about 20% hearing in my right hear (probably 50-65% in left).
Started getting to the point where I decided to do something about it. A friend of mine with hearing loss finally got a hearing aid and is so much happier.
After a trip to the audiologist, then 2 trips to ENT (audiologist was concerned about hearing difference between inner and middle ear), I finally was able to order hearing aids. Yes, I'll look like a dork to have hearing aids at the ripe age of 37, but I don't give a ratz ***, I'll be able to hear again!!!!