Went to Calhouns in Gatlinburg, TN. Dining room had rock wall, wood ceiling, and brick floor. Crowded and loud. I was at the end of our table for 10, facing everybody at our table.
Speech in noise program was picking up all voices but I could hear the closest two people. I tried the 360 directional program and it was better, and I could hear a few more people.
Then I changed it to front facing directional, and that was it. I could hear as well as anybody else and sometimes heard the person on the other end of the table.
I was pretty impressed how well I could hear. I’m going to use this setting more. Also, it helps to have the noise behind me. I was facing our table and behind that, a wall.