What the others said. I've been in hearing aid denial for much of my life, but I have to wear them at work (or at least, during most meetings). I was born with congenital hearing loss. The loss is just like the OP's: moderate to severe loss in the high frequencies. I got bullied mercilessly during school for wearing the hearing aids, which certainly didn't help me one bit. I recently bought a new pair. I won't say how much they cost (that still makes me cringe), but they certainly work well enough.