Hi, I'm new here. I'm probably older than most on this forum, yet I suffer too. My hearing has been going for probably the last 15 years or more. Specialist said it's immune related and genetic and now aging is in the picture as well? . I have lost 70-80 percent of my hearing and it's worse now it seems, since I cannot hear my own voice or other sounds when I take my hearing aids out. I can still hear some with my hearing aids. Hoping some will come back so I can hear even a little sound without them so I can still feel connected to myself. I am having such a hard time coping with this. Thanx for listening.