Hi all. I gave in today and was fitted for hearing aids. Can't get over feeling like it's giving up hope that things will ever get back to normal... and, yes, I fully concede vanity is in play, as well. I'm past three years now with T, had a right side stapedectomy last November, and have been battling what has been diagnosed as otosclerosis and hydrops for too damn long. I'm on a twice-a-day diuretic (Dyazide) and once-a-day does of Florical (to hopefully thwart any more bone growth inside the ear). It's helped manage -- somewhat -- the hellacious pressure and fullness attacks, but (of course) does nothing for the T or the actual diminished hearing itself. So here I am. Ordered a pair of Phonak Q90 devices and should have them in a couple of days. We'll see how much it helps with the T (and, for that matter, my overall hearing). I know it's the right play, but I still feel defeated. Anyway, best holiday wishes to all. Wouldn't a "silent night" be great???