When your hearing worsens, it can be hard to enjoy television or movies the way you used to. You may find that dialogue is difficult to make out, while background noises or commercials are intolerably loud. Scenes where actors face away from the screen, whisper, are in the dark or are drowned out by other noises may be impossible to make sense of without closed captions. You may find that you turn up the volume so loudly that people complain in the next room. Going to the movies is even worse, as you can’t adjust the vol-ume, and people around you can disturb you when they get up or talk to one another.