I have hearing similar to yours in my left ear - “ski slope” and moderate/severe loss in my right ear. Masks are impossible for me…period. I am being evaluated for a cochlear implant in my left ear in a few weeks. The audiologists in my area were not up to speed on the new criteria for CI and discouraged them. After doing my own research and talking to an AuD who is trained in CI evaluation, I am excited about the potential for improvement. Research is encouraging them sooner than later because they see better adaptation and results. In many cases, any “good” residual hearing can be retained in the implanted ear to maximize hearing. . The more I have read the more I hope I qualify. I do on paper. I will have a CI in my left and hearing aid in my right. I feel for you and all hearing impaired - this has been a tough situation to navigate professionally.