Movie fans with hearing loss triumph in Washington State appeals court

By Fred Cohen HearingHealthMatters.org has published several posts on the Hearing News Watch blog in recent months discussing various aspects of accommodating hearing-impaired patrons of movie theaters. (See posts from April 5, 2012; May 2, 2012 ; and July 24, 2012. ) None of these focused on litigation in the area and there was no…

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“Getting looped” was a great investment and a priceless gift to our theater’s patrons

In the past year or two, there has been a surge of interest in making entertainment venues more accessible to people with hearing loss. Around the country, theaters, meeting places, concert halls, and movie houses have been installing systems that enable people who wear hearing aids to enjoy plays, musical performance, lectures, and movies more…

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“Together, we say, let’s loop America!”

By David Myers With palpable excitement, 235 people from 11 countries converged on Washington, DC in late June for the culmination of the year-long Get in the Hearing Loop joint project of the Hearing Loss Association of America and the American Academy of Audiology. The animating vision—in my mind, and seemingly for many others—is nothing…

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