Recognize your hearing loss is making communication difficult. Effort and a positive attitude are critical to improving hearing. Much of your success with hearing aids will depend on your desire to learn and your determination to increase your ability to hear. To achieve better hearing, you must work at it daily.
Hearing loss develops gradually. Most individuals with hearing loss get used to not hearing softer sounds. Hearing aids bring softer sounds back and it takes time for the brain to adjust and re-learn how to tune some sounds out.