26, just diagnosed feeling lost...


I don't really know what to write... I'm 26 and have been diagnosed with moderate hearing loss and hearing aids have been suggested. I hated the appointment, felt really humiliated (the audiologists words were you must be able to hear that you are 26...) missed my name being called out so felt embarrassed then too. I also didn't really take in much of what was said as by the time I actually got to the doctor wanted to run out of there as quickly as possible.

Being 26 in a waiting room full of people 60+ didn't really help me either.  

Have no idea of the next steps, don't know who to ask and the intermediate waiting time is killing me. Any suggestions as to what I should ensure I know when I go back - yay lovely experience to look forward to - for the hearing aids? Or does anyone have any experience of this happening at a similar age and wants to chat?