The benefit you gain from your hearing aids will depend on how much time you wear them for. After the initial period of gradually building up hearing aid use, a few hours at a time and in different situations, you should try to wear the hearing aids as much as you can – ideally all day everyday. This means putting them in as soon as you get up in the morning and taking them out at bedtime – remembering to remove them when showering of course!
The more often people use their hearing aids, the more comfortable they feel about using them and the better they hear in different situations. If you only use them occasionally in specific situations such as social gatherings or meetings, you will not gain the full benefit from them.