New York City and Hearing Loss This Holiday Season

audio helpIn August 2016, Forbes named New York City as the most accessible city in the country for people with hearing loss. From theatres and museums to subway information booths and new Taxis of Tomorrow, the city’s rich with hearing access.

 In New York, hearing aids also serve as wireless loudspeakers, delivering clear, personalized sound. Worship places, auditoriums, business windows, and more can now broadcast noise through these in-the-ear loudspeakers. Refinement of “induction loop” systems, which magnetically transmit sound to hearing aids with telecoils (T-coils), enable hard-of-hearing New Yorkers to better process the world of sound around them.

But when noises elevate due to large gatherings and cheer over the holidays, it might be hard for those with hearing loss to follow conversations and keep up. Make the most of your holiday season by checking out these venues and special events in NYC that cater to those with hearing loss.

Venues with hearing access include:

  1. Museums

While hearing access varies, many museums offer hearing induction loops for theatres, service desks and videos. Videos might have captioning, but CART and American Sign Language captioning is offered for live performances or lectures with advanced notice. Some museums with hearing access include:


Most theatres now offer receivers and neck loops for the hearing impaired. But many of us prefer hearing induction loops since no receiver is needed for users with telecoil hearing instruments. Broadway and off-Broadway theatres with hearing induction loops include:

3.Places of worship

Regardless of faith, all individuals should have the opportunity to connect with a spiritual community. Because services are full of symbolic tales and religious texts can be complex, it might be difficult for people with hearing loss to follow along. Places of worship with hearing loss accommodations include:

Even though our city offers diverse opportunity for all its residents, it’s still important to get your hearing tested if you’re experiencing hearing loss. Schedule a consultation today with Audio Help in Manhattan online, or call us directly at 888-832-9966.