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Doremi Captiview

I went to see a movie at AMC Fashion Valley 18 (in San Diego)  yesterday and was really looking forward to trying out their new captioning system.  They have a new digital system called Doremi Captiview.  Well, maybe we’re making progress……but we have a long way to go!


First I had to wait about 10 minutes at the customer service desk for someone to bring the device.  The woman who brought the device assured me it was programmed for Auditorium 12 and ready to go.  I had trouble fitting it into the cup holder (my husband was able to push it in far enough to stay in position) —  but, then the big let down.  IT DIDN’T WORK!!!!!  I tried pushing some of the buttons and saw how to set it for Auditorium 12, but it was unable to “connect” with the server.  Obviously, it had not been programmed correctly.

They definitely need to train their staff better.  When I returned the device, a different woman was working at the customer service desk.  She said, “Who gave you that?  We don’t have captions”!!!  LOL!!

I called the theater today to speak to the manager and she said they were not very familiar with the system yet.  I am going to another movie today and told her which movie and what time I will be there.  Let’s see if they are able to get it going.

Hear Gear Loves Ear Gear!

When I first saw the Ear Gear products, I thought…”Well, that’s interesting……..but I would never use them.”  That was before this hot summer when I started worrying about my BTE hearing aids getting damp when I worked out or walked.  So, I decided to give them a try and……..I love them!  They are easy to slip on, they keep your hearing aids dry, and they have the added bonus of actually making them more comfortable!  I also use them after washing my hair – can put my aids right back on and they are protected.  And what a very clever idea for kids, as they are available with clips to keep the hearing aid or cochlear implant from falling off.

I added them to my website under Hearing Aid Accessories and if you don’t see what you want, contact me.  They come in many different colors and shapes.
Hear Gear loves Ear Gear!