I checked out your suggestion, Don. It appears that the ReSound Smart 3D app gives the user the ability to change all the Noise Reduction settings manually that are available in the fitting software. There is one important exception to this in the All-Around program where normally many parameters can be automatically set by the HA’s on a “per environment” classification. If you want the HA to function entirely automatically without reaching for your phone to adjust the app, you’d have to crank up the noise reduction from its default setting between MODERATE and CONSIDERABLE noise reduction in the fitting settings. I copy the PER ENVIRONMENT noise reduction settings below from the fitting software.
So you can see that when speech is detected in noise, the noise reduction aggressiveness will depend on how loud the noise is but at all times the reduction applied will be less than if the environment detected only contains noise. However, this is just when the HA’s are running on autopilot. At any time in the Smart 3D phone app, I can call up noise reduction through the Sound Enhancer options and on the phone, crank up noise reduction to the maximum possible in the fitting software, thus overriding the “autopilot” setting chosen in the fitting software.
The same goes for the other three standard programs available to me on my phone. Restaurant, Outdoor, and Music. In Restaurant and Outdoor, the default noise reduction is only MODERATE but at any time in the phone app, I can crank up noise reduction to the highest possible setting, STRONG. In Music, noise reduction is OFF but again in the phone app, I can crank it up as much as I want, even to STRONG, but I suspect the software is not smart enough to distinguish music from noise, particularly if I were listening to Heavy Metal.
Below are some of the settings for the Restaurant program in Smart Fit. The noise setting is moderate but, again, its only the starting point and in the phone app, I can do whatever I want with noise reduction. (And if I wanted, I could switch noise reduction for the Restaurant program to a Per Environment basis just as it’s set to be for the All-Around program.