Tips for Going to the Movies with Hearing Loss

  • June 28, 2017
Tips for Going to the Movies with Hearing Loss

With summer in full swing, going to the movies is a great way to escape the heat. However, if you are hard of hearing or are experiencing hearing loss, it can be difficult to enjoy that new summer blockbuster. Rest assured though, because below are some tips on how to make the most out of your movie going experience.

1. Inquire about an ALD
Many theaters offer Assistive Listening Devices (ALD), which are typically worn as headphones. These handy devices allow you to decide what volume you want to hear the film at. Bonus: it helps to call your local theater ahead of time to make sure they offer the device, and to see if you can reserve it.

2. Pick a good seat
Did you know that middle seats not only provide a good view, but also ideal sound? You may want to arrive to the theater a little early to ensure you get a good spot.

3. Captioning
You can contact your movie theater about closed captioning for the film you are seeing. In fact, there are specific theaters that offer this option for their hard of hearing customers.

4. Snacks
It is almost impossible to watch a movie at a theater without having a snack. While snacks are enjoyable, the noise the packaging makes is not. Because you may have a tough time hearing over the loud snack wrappers, try putting your treat in a plastic tub for a quieter alternative.

If you are experiencing hearing loss, it may be time to seek professional help. Hearing aids can enhance your quality life because they allow you to continue to do the things you enjoy doing, such as going to the movies. For more information, visit one of our many clinics: