Losing my hearing. 19 AMAWatch
Losing your hearing is a lot to take in and, as you are finding, many people don't appreciate what a big deal it is. There are some great FB groups where you can find support and understanding, as well as a laugh. Have a look at the Pardon group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/Pardongroup/?fref=ts.
I hope you're seeing someone in audiology who can help you find the best hearing aids for you or other technologies that might help you. The NHS is great - no need to go private!
How do you find your hearing loss is affecting you?