Imagine you're one of the most brilliant composers of all time and at a relatively young age of 27 your hearing gets worse and worse. Your life is built upon the sound of music and now it's taken away from you. What a tragedy!
Beethoven, stubborn as he was, never gave up (despite initial thoughts on suicide) and even completed some of his most outstanding work while being completely deaf. What a genius!
Never give up - and play with passion!