All those replies are awesome. Jiro, Reba and Sallylou have some especially good thoughts.
I assume you have also gone to our late deaf forum?
It takes time and patience. Give yourself time to adjust. You can learn to cope with your deafness, and as the others stated, if you live in an area where there is a deaf community, by all means - go! Become involved, and please, remember that you have not lost anything, but gained opportunity to learn and grow even more. Sign language, pse, see, or my favorite, asl is not only fun and a beautiful language but helps get your mind off other issues. It may help you to meet new people, think differently and expand your world.
Good luck. It does get much, much better.