Thank you all for the support and encouragement! It really means a lot to me!
No, I will not give up on enjoying music, just the hobby of pursuing the next level of performance. I will certainly continue to participate here and in other threads, I just won't have any credibility as an equipment reviewer anymore.
And yes, the hearing aids and appointments are all provided by the VA free of charge. Gotta hand it to them, they have taken great strides in improving the quality of care they provide to veterans.