Hi, Dave, and welcome! Have you tried the hearing aid suggestion? You might be amazed the hearing they pull up! I have auto immune inner ear disease and lost my hearing in chunks. I didn't want a hearing aid mainly because of vanity but I finally gave in and it brought my hearing back up to 96%! I was kicking myself for not getting the aid sooner. But, alas, I lost more hearing a few weeks later and the hearing aid didn't help.
I do wear two digital aids now. They can only bring up a "crispness" of sound but no one ever notices them! They are over-the-ear style and I can't tell you how many people have suggested that I try hearing aids and I had them in! I have very short hair that is cut around the ear, too. So, if it is more of a vanity thing, don't worry about it. No one notices.
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