Closed Captions – Dialogue that can be turned off or on to display dialogue and environmental sounds on a television screen (usually via a built-in decoder).
Deaf – A prelingually Deaf person with sign language as his/her primary language.
deaf – A postlingually deaf person with verbal language as his/her primary language.
HA – Hearing Aid.
HOH – hard of hearing.
Hearing Aid – Small, battery powered amplifier worn in or on the ear. Also known as a Personal Communication Assistant. Uncouth persons use the term “hearing aid” as a derogatory comment, such as, “You hearing aid!”
Open Captions – Dialogue and environmental sounds displayed on a television or movie screen (cannot be turned off).
Subtitles – Usually a translation of foreign dialogue displayed on a television or movie screen (cannot be turned off). Environmental sounds are not noted, as subtitles are for hearing people.