Methods to improve my mandarin relative to a native speaker's level?

I’m an American born and raised, and I grew up speaking mandarin with a Singaporean accent because I learned it from my mother who was from Singapore. I am not concerned with my pronunciation or literacy.

The problem is that whenever I listen to Chinese news reporters, or native speakers talking, I do not understand a word they are saying. I can understand mandarin only if my family members are talking to me with it.

I am already 18 now, so I do not know if I am too old to fix this. After all, mandarin is one of the world’s most difficult languages.

Methods? Experiences?

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