I have had my Resound Futures for 10 months now and usually program one is all I need but sometimes I switch to program two, the restaurant/party/loud background program and it helps some but not a dramatic difference.
I remembered the software with the sliders for speech, soft speech, noise, etc. so I asked for another adjustment. I asked the pro to max out (in a positive direction) soft speech, speech, and speech in noise, in program two, and minimize noise and loud noise. I think it was 9 db in each direction (speech up, noise down).
It is making a big difference in hearing in the most difficult situations. I figured since program one handles normal restaurant situations and just about everything else, I would have program two maxed out for the worst, most difficult situations.
I also noticed while I was there that for program one, the DFS Ultra (feedback stopper) is set to mild, meaning it is not working very hard, but I have no feedback. That was very reassuring that I will be able to stay with an open fit even if my hearing gets worse.