Hearing aids, very helpful in one-on-one communication, are not the only technology available. for large area events, such as movies, theaters, large meetings, classrooms, or public halls.
Hearing assistive devices (also known as assistive listening devices) are available for use alone or in combination with many hearing aids. These devices provide extra help in specific listening situations, such as the telephone, noisy backgrounds, or small or large group listening settings (e.g., restaurants, concert halls, movie theaters). Your audiologist can advise you about assistive technology that might help with your particular listening needs.