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Sat, Jan 4 12:36pm · Hard of Hearing and Going to the Movies: How do you deal with it? in Hearing Loss

But not all movies offer the closed-caption capability, and I don't know how to find out which do unless I actually go to the movie theater, buy my ticket, and inquire. And all closed-captioning devices provided by theaters do not function reliably, but they only turn on (or fail to) as the movie begins. I gave up on seeing movies for those reasons. Wait for them to be shown on TV and watch with closed captions.

Nov 24, 2019 · Auto racket: Hearing aids make an annoying noise when car is running in Hearing Loss

Good point! I've noticed it too as I exit some large stores. I thought they must be checking for shoplifters.

Nov 24, 2019 · Auto racket: Hearing aids make an annoying noise when car is running in Hearing Loss

Thanks for your help. The noise does subside when I change the settings on my hearing aids. I never would have thought of that.

Nov 20, 2019 · Auto racket: Hearing aids make an annoying noise when car is running in Hearing Loss

My hearing aids (Phonak CROS) which I purchased last July sometimes make an annoying loud puttering sound when my car is running. It begins when I start my car. Sometimes the noise subsides; sometimes it continues for the duration of my trip. What could be causing this? The noise seems to be in sync with the motor. Car is a 15-year-old Acura.

Sep 18, 2019 · Smartphone question: Which one is best for hard of hearing people? in Hearing Loss

Since my stroke my family wants me to buy a smartphone and keep it at all times so I could summon help if I fell. Which smartphone would be helpful for a hard of hearing person? There seem to be so many models with such varied capabilities.

Aug 28, 2019 · Hearing loss: What do event planners need to know? in Hearing Loss

Group discussions work when one person speaks at a time. You could announce when it's time to break into smaller groups that the hard of hearing folks will be going home now.

Aug 28, 2019 · Hearing loss: What do event planners need to know? in Hearing Loss

Make sure the speaker is well lighted, and there is no glare coming from behind the speaker. Clear the podium of all clutter — flags, flower arrangements, water bottles; it is crucial to clearly see the speaker's face. Lip readers rely on visual clues from the speaker; beards, sunglasses and hats interfere. Background noise and music cause trouble, as do fans. During question and answer sessions, be sure to repeat the question each time before giving the answer. Reserve seating near the persons speaking so the hard of hearing can sit close. (Thank you so much for considering the hard of hearing; I suspect there are many more of us than most people realize.)