I occasionally have trouble hearing. It usually pops up when there is a lot of background noise. Unfortunately for me, my husband is a big time World of Warcraft gamer. So, often times, when I am watching television, there is a lot of WoW background noise. Instead of turning the TV up really loud, I just click on the closed captioning. It helps a lot. I'm thankful for the people that take the time to type all that up so that people with hearing trouble can still watch TV.