I know. I’ve suffered with this condition, and been hunting for, wearing and fitting hearing aids that try to cope with those issues for over twenty years.
Oh, I can fool you around the lab, or at home when it’s quiet. But, you get me in a social situation with half a dozen conversations going on around me, and I get dumb real fast. It’s embarrassing. I can hear, but I don’t understand. I know when folks are talking to me, I get part of it, but I miss so many of the speech cues, that carrying on a conversation in those environments becomes really problematic, stressful work for me, really quickly.