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Do you use the subtitles on the TV even though you don't have hearing problems?
ofwarren · 16/02/2022 18:19
This is the neurodiverse mumsnetters board so I'm wanting replies from other ND women
Do you use the subtitles when you watch TV?
I always have done because otherwise I can't hear what they are saying. I miss so much of what is being said without it.
If a programme doesn't have subtitles on it, I won't watch it and I won't watch live TV programmes because the subtitles won't match.
deeplyrooted · 16/02/2022 18:42
I’ve often thought this. I even toyed with the idea of using the dictation software on my phone but it’s always rubbish anyway.
I always use the subtitles. I also far prefer to have subtitles for foreign language than dubbing which hurts my head.
I put subtitles on for the dc too because it might help with reading.
Clarice99 · 16/02/2022 18:53
I use the subtitles all of the time and cannot watch TV without them. But, in addition to being autistic, I have lost most of my hearing, so the subtitles are necessary from a deafness point of view.
However, I'm certain if I could hear, I'd use the subtitles because, as weird as it may sound coming from a person with very little hearing, noise pisses me off!
Namechangeagain84 · 16/02/2022 18:59
I'm not sure I'm ok to reply...
But yes. I can hear fine, but it was suggested when I was younger, and in adult life, I have my hearing checked. My hearing is fine. But I often find myself saying 'pardon' before I have processed it, then I realise what someone has said and answer. Such an annoying habit for others.
So to answer the questions, I love subtitles! Ongoing battle with DH who hates them. So they go on and off 😄
AnotherMansCause · 16/02/2022 19:01
Someone mentioned auditory processing disorder on MN a while ago so I looked it up & immediately I felt like it was describing me. I've used the subtitles on my TV since I got my first TV at 15 (am 40). I always assumed I had slight hearing loss but I actually think it's this.
DD always insists we have the subtitles on, even on her programmes, & TBH I suspect it helped her with learning to read.
ofwarren · 16/02/2022 19:06
@BachAndByte , omg yes!
I feel bad about not liking it because obviously deaf people rely on it, but it distracts me far too much too.
MinnieJackson · 16/02/2022 20:02
Hmm, I've been lurking for a while. I have diagnosed mh issues but recently I've been looking into my childhood traits. My son has autism as do my father and 5 of my cousins. I just did the test, what do I do now regarding my results? Could I get more support than what I'm currently diagnosed with? Would anyone say this is worth pursuing? (Depression, generalised anxiety disorder and agoraphobia with panic disorder).I've done cbt therapy. Obviously social situations are a huge trigger for me. I'm currently prescribed Sertraline 200mg and diazepam.
Nortd · 16/02/2022 20:07
In terms of support it will depend where in country you are I think, in a lot of places adult help is pretty much non existent, when I turned 18 it was pretty much good luck and goodbye!
But I think it's always worth pursuing so you can understand yourself better, if you work it can obviously be declared if you want.
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