Yes, very true. The best hearing aids only give you a ~3-6 dB boost in signal-to-noise ratio in simulated lab situations (Opn claims of 9 dB yet to be independently determined) and there is evidence that these studies aren’t even really capturing real-life noise situations. Many people with significant hearing loss (say, thresholds above about 60 dB HL) need upwards of 8-12 dB improvement to do well in noise. Remote microphones are a good option, but most people aren’t willing to engage in the self-advocacy required to use a remote mic in a social situation.
As an aside, your double space bar taps after periods date you. You must have learned to type in the early 90s or earlier.