Thousands of Regal theaters to provide devices for hard-of-hearing moviegoers

KNOXVILLE, TN–Regal Cinemas, the country’s largest chain of movie houses, has announced that by the end of May it will have distributed caption-displaying Access Glasses for patrons with hearing loss to more than 6000 of its theaters nationwide. When moviegoers use this technology, captions are projected onto the Access Glasses, but the words look as…

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New test seeks to identify hearing loss among over 1 billion Chinese

SOUTHAMPTON, UK—In China, the world’s most populous country, an estimated 10% or more of its 1.35 billion people suffer from hearing loss.  Yet, only about 1% of them wear hearing aids. Despite the enormous growth in its economy, China remains largely a developing nation in which hearing care is a luxury available to only a…

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