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Google Maps adds hearing loops

Google Maps now includes hearing loops and assistive listening devices in the accessibility information on its website. This will be helpful for users of hearing aids, cochlear implants, and other listening devices. See the images below as a guide for finding the information on your smart device or computer. This is an ongoing project, so […]

Going to the cinema

Did you know that Hearing Augmentation systems (such as hearing loops) are required in all places where sound amplification is provided, or public announcements are made? That includes cinemas, theatres and auditoriums. Although more improvements need to be made in this space, here are some tips that might help make your family’s next trip to […]

Enjoying live theatre

Some major Australian theatre companies regularly provide captioned performances and Auslan interpreted performances. This is in addition to hearing loops, infrared and FM systems. Download the Real Life Tips infographic. More information: Canberra Theatre Centre Melbourne Theatre Company Sydney Theatre Company Auslan Interpreted events – Auslan Stage Left Theatre captioning– The Captioning Studio

It’s never too early to start using captions

It is never too early to start using captions with your child with hearing loss. Captions help your child to follow TV programs, movies, cartoons and so on. Closed captions are readily available on digital televisions using the “subtitles” button on the remote. We recommend that all families have this as a default setting when […]

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