Out of curiousity, do you wear your HA's anymore? If you woke up tomorrow and lost your residual hearing, would it bother you?
Shel has given an answer to this previously in other threads. I know I have, but here's mine again - since it did happen to me and so far not to her.
I did lose my residual hearing. It did bother me for a little bit (maybe a week or so, since I knew it was going to happen) and then I got over it. I am happy and fine with no hearing at all. I am learning ASL and life is generally pretty good. Yes, there are crappy days and yes, there are times when I wished I could hear again, but for the most part, I am happy with the way that I am.