Faulty hearing.

My left ear drum was damaged  in a rapid decompression incident while in the Air Force in 64.  For reasons unknown to me, it just got very bad recently.  It's worse than bad hearing in both ears.  

I did all kinds of trouble shooting trying to find out what was wrong with my left channel before I discovered it was my left ear.  Now I want some new equipment, but I'm not buying any thing until my hearing problem is corrected.

My question to you is, have you, or  anyone that you have known, had hearing problems corrected?
I'm blessed with excellent hearing, especially for my age. There are those who post here on A'gon who can relate to your question though. You can find them on any of the after-market fuse threads. They are known as "The Naysayers." :-)

Yes go to an ENT but in most cases all they will offer are hearing aids. The measurements they take will identify what part of the ear isn't working and an MRI will show any unusual issues if needed. But I guess about 99% of the time it's age related hearing loss.   

Thanks to everyone for responding, and I apologize for my late response.

russ69577, you seem to know more about this than any one. Is it possible to get perfect hearing with hearing aids?