Yes on isolation. Reason for them thinking hearing loss goes hand in hand with dementia. Seems everything is so expensive and not covered with insurance or medicare. I can't live without more than a day anymore, yet I can't afford to replace then either. So, I baby the ones I have... Starkey's. without the bluetooth feature for phone calls.
Hearing loss, for me, isn't as bad as the tinnitus. That's what bothers me the most. I can put the best white noise on my ears, but it doesn't work. I thought about cochlear as was recommended by a phd audiologist but I can't find any evidence that it takes care of tinnitus.
Other than that, I fly my DJI Mavic Air 2 in areas that doesn't have people talking, that helps. .
I’ll have to ask my crew here about tinnitus and cochlear, right now I have a little ‘rush’ in rh ear, nothing new but it’s never been overbearing or bothered me much.
I will pm you sometime soon about your hearing loss and aids.
It could be I can help you out.