The “I Love Captions” Club is Growing!

What a difference captioning – all kinds of captioning – make when the spoken word just doesn’t make sense. I can’t remember when I first experienced the joyful liberation of closed captioning, but when I did, it meant the end to struggling to understand onscreen dialogue. The late 90s, maybe? I can’t even remember what…

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Asking Someone to Repeat Themselves (Is OK!)

It irks me when people with hearing loss, including me, are reluctant to ask someone to repeat themselves. But I understand the many reasons – and the consequences. If you don’t ask for a repeat of something you didn’t catch, that immediately puts you into the bluffing hole – which can quickly turn into a deep,…

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