So far it’s actually better than I thought given the volume restrictions. I only notice it when it’s quiet, so it seems good at turning itself down when the environment is noisy, so it doesn’t compete. I chose the Ocean 1 sounds, and it does sound just like ocean waves, although without a lot of variation, but I actually find it quite soothing. It doesn’t really do anything to actually help my tinnitus though, as it’s fairly low level (which I could get truned up, but then I think it may become annoying), and doesn’t really reach the frequency range of my tinnitus enough to mask it, but the soothing nature means I may just keep it.
My program 2 is speech in noise, which doesn’t seem much different to #1 anyway, so if I really want to disable the tinnitus sounds, I can just flick up the program and carry on. Still, the novelty may wear off and I’ll just get it removed anyway because as you said, it doesn’t really help the tinnitus.