I hosted a little birthday party this weekend and found my hearing is worse. I have had hearing loss for some time now and soon I have to return to the Audio;ogist and then the ENT regarding cochlear implants, but for some reason she wanted me to lose all my hearing first. I'm almost there. My husband posed a good question today, asking why sometimes my hearing is a little better and other times it's worse and I can't make out anything. We text daily in order to communicate. . I can still hear sound coming from him but can't make out anything he says? I found the weekend quite distressing. Lots of noise, lots of feedback. People getting in my face thinking if they come right up to me and yell, I will hear what they are saying?. I asked someone to turn down the volume on the TV but they said the TV volume was turned right down? I felt like I was going crazy.; I traced the sound back to someone who was chattering and being noisy nearby. I heard a lot of what I didn't want to hear, voices and sounds I couldn't make out, they know I can't hear but go into a full conversation that I'm attempting to hear, and lots of texting between people because I could not hear voices clearly to communicate with them? I've become loud because I can barely hear my own voice when I'm trying to respond? I am familiar with some of this, but this weekend felt like I was losing it, because there were too many sounds, too many people talking, too much attempted communication? I was tired of hearing it all? Does anyone else get badly stressed with their hearing, like I did this weekend? Do you find you need quiet or am I losing it?