Thank you for sharing your evaluation. So very helpful. I am glad it was not difficult for you.
MDB has given you some great advice. To go along with his comments you see the same thing on this forum. There is a percentage of members here who tend to fall into what he describes. We all have to deal with issues in life. The loss of hearing is just one of them.
My concerns about a CI would be the science/mechanical part of the process, not the mental part of it.
Keep us posted.
Thanks again for sharing.