I don't know about the rest of you, but I put off getting hearing aids for years after I probably should have in part because of vanity. I just wanted to let you know that there are ones out there now, that make a big difference, and are basically invisible. In fact even when I tell people I have them on people can't see them (that's partly due to my hair style, which covers the tops of my ears, but even without that they are very hard to see). They are not cheap (mine were about $3000, for the top of the line) and often insurance is not helpful, but mine come with literally a lifetime supply of batteries and other components, and I can bring them in for adjustment as needed, so I look at it as a one time investment that with luck will last the rest of my life....hopefully many many years. The TV is on lower, I can adjust them for background noise in crowded restaurants, and I'm not driving my Sig. Other crazy saying what any more. They aren't perfect, my hearing isn't what it was when I was 20, but it is way way better. They are also easy to put on or take off and to change batteries.
I'm saying all this because my previous image of hearing aids was based on my mom's. Hers went in her ear and were not only visible they seemed to hard to remove, hard to change batteries on, etc., especially for arthritic hands. Because of that I put off seeing the ear doctor for several years longer than I should have. These have a section (variable color to fit with your skin/hair color) that goes behind the ear and a transparent tube that goes over the top of the ear, with just a small tip that kind of rests on the entrance to your ear canal. I don't know how it works, but it does.
So if people are having to repeat for you all the time now, and ask you to turn the TV down, it's time to look into doing something--you won't be sorry!