The world of the hearing impaired has been broadened the in recent years with advent of assistive hearing technology that allows a single individual to adjust the volume of the radio, television or even the movie theater sound system, for their own needs. At home, special devices that attach easily to the television or radio can deliver an individual signal to headphones with wireless infrared technology. The wearer can sit anywhere, as long as they are within sight of the television or radio. The headphones have their own volume controls. The same technology is being used increasingly in the movie theater. Headphones capable of receiving infrared signals are distributed upon request by the ticket office. The wearer can adjust the volume to their own comfort level. The information provided here is general in nature and should not substitute for the care and advice of a licensed health care provider.