Hello Sara, My name is Mary Ann I'm new here too and you are not alone in this. I'm going through the same thing and stuffer with it for 11 years and without my hearing aid because of dizzyness and vertigos and noises that I'm stuffering. I can't sleep much either. I had missed hearing. Now I read. lips when I talk to people. Well, hope you like it with the AD. I'm getting use to it. Welcome to AD!