Your hearing aids will NOT restore your hearing capabilities to "normal".
Your hearing in background noise is NOT going to be as good as hearing in quiet.
Soft speech should be audible, average speech should be comfortable, and loud speech should be tolerable.
Your earmolds should not hurt.
Your hearing aids should allow you to listen with less effort.
Your hearing aids require time to adjust to. Clarity will improve as you gradually become accustomed to amplification.
There should be only little feed back when the hearing aids are properly seated in your ears.
Hearing aids DO NOT eliminate background noise.
You may be aware of soft sounds that were not previously audible. Examples include: footsteps, refrigerator noise, etc.