I am 19 years old and have a profound loss in my left ear and a moderate to severe loss in my right. I wear two hearing aids (my left on is the CROS hearing aid). I have always been deaf but only got hearing aids when I was 16 and I'm still hearing new things every day! Moving on into adult life has been difficult especially in college like and social events as the majority of the time i have no clue whats going on or being said! I get really frustrated sometimes and so does everyone around me. I get really tired throughout the day due to the pure effort to understand whats been said (lipreading, background noise) and most days I just need a break so I'll take my hearing aids out and it's the most satisfying thing to do! I never wish I'm not deaf, it does have many advantages such as getting away with ignoring people and being able to sleep anywhere , being deaf is who I am. I'm looking to find new friends (hearing and deaf) as sometimes I do feel alone as I don't know anyone else who is deaf. I'm very open and will answer any question.