Simon95, I just had TWO features changed with my Marvels: 1.) Speech in Noise and 2.) Speech in LOUD Noise.
From what I understand, these two features exist in any/all programs you have on the aids: default, Program 1, 2, etc. Right now I have 4 programs on my aids: default program (upon startup), Program 1 (for loud places, it’s directional), Program 2 (for VERY LOUD places, also directional) and Program 3 (completely OFF).
I have the Speech in Noise and Speech in LOUD Noise features refined further in Program 1 & 2 to really boost the SPEECH frequencies by 4dB, while diminishing the other frequencies a bit (Program 1) and a LOT (Program 2).
Program 2, with its directional mic and GREATLY diminished frequencies - except for SPEECH frequencies! - is what I’d use in a super loud pub/bar/nightclub, etc., Somehow, it seems to put a spotlight on speech (from men or women) and make it easier for me to understand what’s being said.
However, I use Program 1 when shopping at noisy stores (Costco, WholeFoods, etc.,) as that’s good enough to hear the cashier. Now is this program redundant with Program 2? Probably! I am in testing mode to see if I can eliminate one of them.
Looking at your audiogram I’m guessing it’s got to be a challenge to comprehend SPEECH in different settings. The good news is that Marvels (and perhaps other brands of HA) have a wide range of frequencies in each program that you set up which you can BOOST or diminish till you get that “sweet spot” where speech is the easist to comprehend.
When we buy HAs and pick them up with the program set up for us based on our audiogram it’s NEVER perfect. I typically return to my audi several times during the year to have things adjusted. I hope you also have that flexibility to set up the programs you want and alter the frequencies to your preference.
Hope this helps!