Me too, but its inconsistent on the varying terrain.
It seems to not work on metal in some places, or dirt seems to be louder sometimes in some places etc.
A good example is on that WW2 looking map with the Tank.
There is a house on the end of the map that is next to a kitchen with a front and back door opening. The grass pathway that is outside the back door of the kitchen has footsteps incredibly loud. I don't even need awareness to hear them there.
I don't need awareness to hear footsteps anywhere. I hear them just fine, even without using Dead Silence.
Then you're perfectly good to go.
Congratulations, any increase in footstep sound will be icing on the cake for you. =D