Lately, I have noticed a bit of improvement. I'm not sure how to quantify it though. People (who know me) have commented that I have been hearing them say things when I was not looking directly at them. Now, even when I didn't have a CI, I sometimes did this, but it has been happening frequently enough for them to comment on it.
I'm not sure if I should continue to brush it off as wishful thinking, or if the rate of improvement is increasing.
I think only time will tell!