Many of our patients need to use assistive listening devices in order to be able to enjoy live shows or movie theatres. To help with that, Pacific Hearing Services has compiled a list of local theatres and what type of Assistive Listening system s they provide. This is by no means intended to be a comprehensive list, although we have done our best to collect as much information as possible. Below you will find a key to help you understand the various options that are available including infrared and radio frequency systems, open and closed captioning, and sign language interpreted performances. Please bear in mind that each theatre offers different options. Several of the larger live theatres now offer open captioned performances and many of the movie theatres offer various forms of closed captioning. As you can see, it is complicated, and we hope the chart below will help you sort out the information you need for the theatres you attend. Because this technology is ever-evolving, it is possible that the information that we have may become inaccurate as upgrades or replacements are made to systems. We will do our best to keep this updated, but our best ally in that is you! If our information proves to be inaccurate, please let us know so we can research and update as needed.
ALD Program Chairs
How does Adrenoleukodystrophy affect the individual?
Adrenoleukodystrophy ALD refers to several different inherited conditions that affect the nervous system and adrenal glands. The gene that causes ALD was identified in According to the Oncofertility Consortium , ALD occurs in about 1 in 20, to 50, people and mainly affects men. Women with the gene tend to be asymptomatic or mildly symptomatic, meaning there are no symptoms or very few symptoms. The symptoms, treatments, and prognosis of ALD vary depending on which type is present. ALD is not curable, but doctors can sometimes slow its progression. This can harm the outer layer of cells in your:.
Adrenoleukodystrophy, or ALD, is a deadly genetic disease that affects 1 in 17, people. It is an X-linked genetic disease, therefore it mostly affects boys and men. ALD involves multiple organs in the body so it most prominently affects the brain and spinal cord. This brain disorder destroys myelin. Without the myelin sheath the nerve cells that allow us to think and to control our muscles no longer function correctly. ALD knows no racial, ethnic or geographic barriers.
These fats build up and affect how the body normally functions. This disease largely affects the nervous system and adrenal glands. When an individual has ALD, the buildup of VLCFAs may disrupt the fatty covering myelin of the nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord causing the myelin to breakdown, which reduces the ability of the nerves to relay information to the brain.