It wasn't until I had my second cochlear implant in 2013 that I started to 'struggle'. It was around about this time that I became aware that a number of other cochlear implant users were also struggling, and for a variety of reasons.
It was only when I started attending regular therapy myself that I realised how wholly unprepared I was for the hearing world. For years, I had been 'winging' it, and it was as if I had finally run out of fuel. Across the world, the psychological support for those transitioning from the non-hearing world to the hearing world is woefully inadequate, hence why I became The Cochlear Implant Coach.