I have Meniere's disease. Some years ago I had attacks with severe vertigo but not recently. I lost all of my hearing in my left ear and some in my right ear. This past week I've lost most of the remaining hearing in my right ear. I'm scared because I know there is no cure for Meniere's disease. In the past I had a hearing aid (paid for by the state because I had a job) which I had problems with. All those teeny tiny parts to deal with. I'm in a personal care home now which I hate. I had been thinking of getting my own apartment. But now the prospect of being totally deaf scares me. Will I be able to live independently? Would I be eligible for a cochlear implant and does my insurance cover it? I really need all the support I can get since I'm feeling very alone and isolated right now.