Tips for successful hearing aid usage:
Sometimes hearing aids will amplify an annoying sound around the house that you couldn't hear before (a ticking clock, refrigerator motor, etc.). Give your brain a couple of weeks to adapt to this new sound. When you had normal hearing, you were able to hear this sound but your brain ignored it. See if you can train your brain to tune out this new sound by wearing your hearing aids all day, every day.
If the sound continues to bother you, talk to your Audiologist about it. We may be able to activate or adjust a special noise reduction feature in your hearing aids that will help to soften the offending sound.
One problem with communication exchanges around the house is that there are so many distractions. As the listener, you may be working on the computer, watching TV, or washing dishes. When something is said to you, you may have heard part of it, but not enough to understand the entire message. In this case, it is your responsibility to stop your distracting activity (for example, mute the TV) and politely ask the speaker to repeat, or better yet, to rephrase what they said.
(tip courtesy of Henry's Communication Tips)