Do I have to wear hearing aids all the time?

You haven’t heard well for a long time and you have adapted to imperfect hearing. You have to relearn what “normal hearing” is and one of the best ways to achieve this is to wear the hearing aids as much as possible, as consistently as possible during waking hours. You may have to increase wearing time gradually in the beginning but full time use is the ultimate goal. Your audiologist will help you to accomplish this.