One of the features that Apple announced at WWDC 2021 was a key feature for AirPods Pro called Conversation Boost. This turns the ears to certain types of listening things that can help increase the level of the people talking to you, and the good news is that this feature seems to be here.
As part of the new AirPods Pro firmware, Apple has already brought Conversation Boost to its ears. Note that this seems to only work for AirPods Pro, so for those who own regular AirPods or AirPods Pro Max, it looks like this is a feature you can use.
To enable the feature, you need to launch the software status on your phone, scroll down to Options and look for AirPods. Then you need to go to Audio Accessibility Settings, select Headphones Used, select Custom Audio Setup, and follow the prompts. Finally, under Customize Transparency Mode, scroll down and look for Enhanced Transparency and toggle it on.
Keep in mind that this is not a substitute for a proper listening partner, but for those who are not appropriate at the time they may need to listen but can still benefit from the increased speech impediment, which may lea. useful check