I'm 24 and for some undetermined reason, I have hearing loss exclusively from the left ear and this, from my childhood. Nothing (treatment, surgery, etc) can be done to cure my ear so I decided to see if a hearing aid could help.
My audiologist told me that little difference can be perceived from the first days of wearing the hearing aid; it's not like glasses where you can directly see the difference. However, "the most you will wear it, the most you will find it useful thanks to brain plasticity; especially at your young age". "This will wake your left ear nerves up and you'll ear more distinctly", she continued.
This should then improve my left ear performance, with or without the hearing aid. Therefore, that would mean that it can "repair" my ear through brain plasticity. Is that true/possible?