Vacations should be carefree and fun whether you have hearing loss or not. Having hearing loss doesn’t mean you or your family have to miss out.
More spots are accommodating individuals with hearing loss and hearing aids. Especially wearers with telecoil-enabled hearing aids.
Hearing loops, also called induction loops, are the long wires that circle a room and transmit sound. They work together with telecoils to amplify sound directly to your hearing aids.
Keep reading to find out more about these fascinating destinations!
The Happiest Place on Earth
Disney theme parks are famous for their hospitality and inclusiveness. This extends to those with hearing aids.
Disneyland and Disney World both offer hearing loops or amplifying headphones on many attractions and shows. This includes the Country Bear Jamboree, the Hall of Presidents, the Enchanted Tiki Room, and Mickey’s PhilharMagic.
Other services provided by Disney include reflective closed captioning, sign language interpreters, and custom guide maps.
The Big Apple—Perfect for Telecoil!
Whether you’re going into the city for a day trip or it’s your first time visiting the Big Apple, New York City has an attraction for you. Many NYC attractions are equipped for individuals who use telecoils.
Museums are a great respite for people who have hearing loss. This is because they are normally quiet and do not require very much listening. You’re there to see and feel.
At the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), all theaters, lobby desks, and audio guide desks are equipped with induction loops. These induction loops transmit directly to your telecoil. As a result, they make communication with the staff much easier.
If art isn’t really your speed, the American Museum of Natural History has induction loops in certain exhibitions and theaters.
That’s not all though. There are many other attractions in New York City that are equipped with hearing loops.
The New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx has hearing loops on their tram tours. If you’re hearing impaired, you can enjoy the tour worry-free.
Beyond this, Yankee Stadium has about fifty hearing loop locations. You can also request telecoil-compatible neck loops to hear the game announcer.
All the subway station booths are equipped with hearing loops. This is helpful when talking to station managers.
Several Broadway theaters, including the Gershwin and the Richard Rodgers theaters, are telecoil-enabled so you can enjoy a musical or play.
The Land Down Under
If you’re looking to take an international trip, Sydney, Australia is a great place for people with hearing loss.
The Museum of Contemporary Art, located in The Rocks historic distract, has hearing loops in several of its theaters and education rooms.
The iconic Sydney Opera House, a marvel of modern engineering, also offers complimentary radio headsets during their tours that are compatible with telecoils.
Using hearing aids does not mean you can’t enjoy a vacation—in fact, if you take advantage of all the places that provided services for those with hearing loss, it can make your trip even better!
Plan to check out these top destinations with telecoil-enabled attractions. Or, be adventurous and find your own!