(Closed) Seating for hearing impaired guests?

posted 6 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
5475 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

That is so, SO thoughtful of you 🙂  You sound like a gracious host.  I am sorry I don’t have any advice really, except to say that I have a hard time with background noise, so I’d personally prefer to be seated away from a speaker.  Maybe check with those guests directly?  Again, so sweet of you to even think of them!

Post # 4
240 posts
Helper bee

I LOVE that you are thinking about this!!!  So many people do not consider things such as this. I am hearing impaired. I wear hearing aids and lip read (when people look at me, so many people talk looking everywhere else and it drives me nuts!).

Unfortunately, to answer your question, it’s a little complicated. It really depends on the type of hearing loss. For example, I “hear” sounds just as loud as everyone else; I have a frequency problem. It’s sort of like those mosquito cell phone rings that only teenagers can hear – there are certain frequencies that I’m deaf to, but I hear noise at the same level. Does that make sense?

I would suggest checking with individual guests directly. I’m sure they will not feel offended whatsoever. I can’t even think of a reason they would be!

I can guess that most Deaf/deaf/HOH people would not want to be placed anywhere near the DJ though! lol


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