I was having dinner last night with my wife, daughter, and daughter-in-law. I could understand about one-fourth of the words and couldn’t follow the conversations at all. Being left out, I started fiddling with my hearing aid settings using the application installed on my Android cellphone. The Restaurant setting produced no improvement so I tried Entertainment. I had never used the Entertainment setting so I was surprised when I could understand about three-fourths of the words and actually follow the conversations.
I guess female speech is entertainment.