Movies and Hearing Loss

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http://budurl.com/amerwestchester Going to the Movies with Hearing Loss is Becoming a Little Easier For cinema- goers with hearing loss, the movie experience can be disappointing, frustrating…

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Movies and Hearing Loss

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  2. 2. Going to the Movies with Hearing Loss is Becoming a Little Easier <br />
  3. 3. For cinema- goers with hearing loss, the movie experience can be disappointing, frustrating… even a waste of money at times. <br />
  4. 4. The federal Department of Justice currently has under consideration a regulation to require movie theatres to show at least 50% of their movies with closed captions. <br />
  5. 5. Regal and Cinemark movie theatres have both announced that captioning systems will soon be available at all of its first-run theaters as they convert their current projection systems to digital systems. <br />
  6. 6. Closed captioning systems chosen by these theatres allow audience members the option to view the caption on a personal display device. <br />
  7. 7. Additionally, Sony is in the development stage to build special glasses that when worn will make the subtitles appear as if is they are super-imposed on the cinema screen. <br />
  8. 8. Captionfish.com<br />Not all movies are made with captions, however. If you or someone you know has hearing loss, check out www.captionfish.com for a list of movies with captioning.<br />

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