I got my second tuning today. Bit louder, bit more sound discrimination ability. Although I can't hear entire words per se, I think I can actually make out some different sounds. Met somebody for lunch. Turned it off as a test, and there is definite improvement with it on.
I got it turned fairly low right now too. The next 2-3 weeks should be interesting!
(I tell ya though, people have been going nutso left and right, I'm not sure I want to hear some of them! Summer Madness?)