The critical variable is whether you experience difficulty hearing or are having increased stress and strain in your daily function. Amplification may relieve the strain of hearing, as opposed to making sounds louder or even improving your understanding of speech. This alone can be a very significant benefit.
You must ask yourself whether you find you are becoming stressed or fatigued after a day of straining to listen. Ask yourself whether the ability to hear, but not understand, is adequate for your needs. Unselfishly examine whether you are becoming a burden to your family and friends, even if you do not personally recognize difficulty hearing. Remember that wearing a hearing aid is not necessarily a mark of infirmary, rather it is a mark of courtesy to others. Thus, sometimes it is advisable to arrange to try hearing aids within your own unique environments to determine whether the benefit warrants the expense.