My sympathies Gracie, becoming deaf on one side later in life must be very hard and a big shock. I’ve had a lifetime to learn all the little tricks & manoeuvres that get you through a day! I can post about them later, but for now, good luck with looking at aids. I tried cros aids for a while recently but gave up & got a refund. They gave me headaches and itched constantly. I decided that as I’m retired now, they aren’t so necessary, and instead applied for a sound support dog from the hearing dogs charity, (these are dogs that don’t quite make the grade as full hearing dogs but can support those of us in the twilight zone).
We now have a beautiful wonderful dog living with us who brings so much joy and fun, & she also tells me if there’s someone at the door or the cooker timer is bleeping or my husband wants a cup of tea, damn. Good luck with your search, if you do want to learn some ‘tricks of the trade’, or coping mechanisms, I’m happy to write a post later & im sure there will be plenty more from others. We walk amongst you!
She reported my DD - health visitor
She had mum's jewellery - greedy sister
He ruined our view - gardener