I like you where I have severe hearing loss on my right side (currently wear a hearing aid) and struggling with my left side and currently waiting on a hearing aid for that too. I also find it difficulty in loud environment (I don't tend to wear my hearing aid when going out as I don't find it helps, more of hinderance) and find it hard hearing what my friends are trying to say. Thankfully my friends are really acceptable and understanding of my situation. What I find hard is my work. I do a lot of audio typing but as you can imagine having a hearing problem is a bit difficult, thankfully I'm managing at the moment. I've just started BSL last week, its hard work but getting there.