by Neil Bauman, Ph.D. A lady asked, Why don’t movie theaters have subtitles for the hearing impaired. They have them for foreign films. Maybe they do and I don’t know about them. Some films are open-captioned—so you read the captions just like on your TV. Most hearing people do not like them, so open captions […]
I’ve often heard that there are movie theatres with captioning but have never heard of one near me. Is there some central place that lists which theatres have such help available? How do you learn of captioned movies shown in your city? Are they listed as such in your local newspaper movie line-up or where?
When it comes to finding captioned movies and plays, many hard of hearing people don’t know where to turn. The good news is that there are several organizations dedicated to helping us by listing which movies and live theatre events are captioned. This article shows you where to go to find this information.
by Neil Bauman, Ph.D. Zediva is a new on-line movie distribution company. For $1.99 per movie, you can instantly watch the most current and popular blockbuster movies online wherever you have an Internet connection—as soon as the movie becomes available on DVD. According to their press release, “Movie aficionados can watch many movies as much […]
by Neil Bauman, Ph.D. Nanci Linke-Ellis of Captionfish recently explained about a new captioned entertainment search service now being provided by Phlixie to help you find captioned movies on Netflix. She wrote: When Captionfish was created, it simplified the task of finding captioned entertainment at public venues everywhere. [Ed. note: I last wrote about Captionfish […]
by Neil Bauman, Ph.D. Going to the movies isn’t much fun when you can’t hear or understand the dialogue. This is the case with multitudes of hard of hearing people. Thus, you want a simple way of finding captioned movies playing near you. This is where Captionfish comes in. One year ago, I wrote about […]
by Neil Bauman, Ph.D. Back in February, 2006 I wrote about a website called “Fomdi” that finds captioned movies near you. Fomdi was much better than nothing, but it had its limitations. Now something better has come along. On May 18, 2009, DeafCode LLC released the beta version of their brand new “Captionfish” captioned movie […]
by Neil Bauman, Ph.D. Shanna Groves, herself hard of hearing, and one of our HearingLossHelp eZine readers has just completed her first novel about a hard of hearing family. Here’s your chance to read this brand new novel. (She just finished the final chapter on December 24th!) You’ll find the first chapter grabs you, and […]
by Neil Bauman, Ph.D. A man wrote: I have worn non-telecoil hearing aids for 8 years now and will be ordering mini BTE hearing aids with a telecoil soon. Our satellite TV audio feeds into a stereo receiver and I currently wear headphones when watching TV. Am I correct to assume I could plug a […]
by Neil Bauman, Ph.D. In response to my article “Setting Up Your Digital-to-Analog Converter Box” (July 15, 2008) , a reader supplied some more valuable information. Steve wrote: The most recent issue brings up the topic of the Digital TV conversion. There are a couple of things that the web sites do not mention, I thought […]
by Neil Bauman, Ph.D. One of the things I have wished for, especially in emergency situations, was a radio that would display the text as well as the audio, so I could read the words that my poor ears miss—much as I do with captioning on the TV. You don’t have to miss many key […]
by Neil Bauman, Ph.D. On February 17, 2009 all analog TV transmissions in the USA will cease. If you have an analog TV (not digital) and use an antenna (not cable), then your TV will go blank on February 17. What you need is a digital-to-analog converter box. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has created […]
by Neil Bauman, Ph.D. If you are like many people, when you lose some/most/all of your hearing, one of the things you really miss is music. This is especially true if you are/were a musician, whether amateur or professional. Maybe you weren’t aware of it, but their is an organization especially for you called […]
by Neil Bauman, Ph.D. Right now we are in a transition between the existing analog TV transmission standard and the new digital TV standard. On February 17, 2009 here in the USA, all analog TV transmissions will cease, and we will enter the 100% digital TV transmission age. (Don’t confuse digital TV with high definition […]
by Neil Bauman, Ph.D. If you are a live theater buff, but no longer go to live performances because you have trouble hearing the actors, you will be glad to know of this great resource—and free too—that lists upcoming performances for the next 10 months or so that will be captioned for your “listening” pleasure. […]
Here is a cool tool for finding captioned movies near you.