I lost my hearing gradually and by age 14 or 15 I completely lost hearing in the left ear. It was adolescence and I couldnt focus much on the important things. I barely scraped through school and college and struggle at every job I have. I can simply sit for days doing nothing, except of course eating and sleeping. Even easy tasks seem to be difficult for me. Now nearing 40 , I am not sure what I will do. I try to motivate myself, force me to change by adopting healthy habits, but I fall back to the regular routine.
I consulted a doctor and got scheduled for a BAHA or Coclear ( which sends sound waves to the healthy ear from the unhealthy ear?). But me being me, i never went and attended them.
I would like to know what are my options. I can manage with one ear, but I am more concerned about my lifestyle than my hearing. Should I seek hearing aids or consult a psyiciatrist??