If you have a hearing loss and you wear hearing aids, chances are you have had your own experience of “hearing in background noise”.
Tips for the party:
Position yourself within 6 feet of who and what you want to hear.
Position yourself more than 6 feet away from people and things you do not want to hear (dishwasher, door opening/closing, heater/fan)
Position yourself in good lighting to see body language to help along with your hearing