Hearing Loss and Artwork
Many people do not have the ability to go visit a museum by themselves, so the Smithsonian is starting something cool. On January 5th 2017, NPR ran a story on the Smithsonian museum’s tours for the blind people in our community. On these tours, the artwork or sculptures are described in vast detail so that one can imagine what the art looks like in their mind. In addition to being described, sometimes the museum will allow people on these tours to actually touch the sculptures and get a feel for the artwork that way. The importance of these tours shows that a person’s hearing is key to their enjoyment of the world.
With some form of hearing loss, people might not experience the beauty of the museum at all. Hearing is truly important to people who cannot see so that they can experience the full beauty of the visual world. The ability to hear does not only help with the visual world, but it also helps the emotional stability of a person. Once people start to lose their hearing, they also lose part of their life. People who are hard of hearing stay inside more, and not experience things. When people lose their hearing, they also lose other enjoyable things in life.
Not only does the ability to hear help at museums, but it is also necessary for activities like going to a symphony or a musical. At a symphony, the audience has an opportunity to close their eyes and create an image and experience the beauty of what the music means to them. While during quiet sections of musicals, people with some hearing loss might miss key points. Powered by Lucid could help people who are experiencing some stage of hearing loss have the ability to hear these events. People who have some form of hearing loss no longer are able to hear their favorite music again. Lucid Audio could help people hear the music clearer and therefore create a clearer picture in their mind.
The Smithsonian Museum is not the only place that takes people with hearing difficulties into account. The Alamo Drafthouse and other movie theaters also have visual aids for people who might have some form of hearing loss. With the increase of people in Austin, Texas for South By Southwest, the Alamo Drafthouse’s visual aids were receiving plenty of use. With the use of Powered by Lucid, those starting to lose their hearing could still continue to experience the beauty of the many films and music that debuted over the week.
In addition to during musicals or films, there are quite sounds that compose the wonderful parts of life. With Lucid Audio’s HearBands and Hearing Headphones, these sounds do not have to be missed anymore. This technology can increase the ambient sounds around you, while not taking away from the conversation you are engaged in.
With Lucid Audio’s HearBands, people are given an opportunity to get an earful of a musical or orchestra like they might not have been able to in years.
A person’s hearing effects more than just their knowledge of sounds, it effects their enjoyment of public events. Lucid Audio’s HearBands and Hearing Headphones can help with amplifying the sounds around the wearer, so they can experience things in their intended forms.