How to play bingo with hearing loss?
Posted by DR Paul on Mar 02, 2023
Most bingo halls have their own adaptations to accommodate people with hearing loss. For example, they may provide large print cards or card holders that make it easier to view your cards. Some halls also use a projector to show the numbers called so you can see them easily too.
Adapted bingo sets can also be bought which involve using beans to cover the number called, or placing a light in the middle of each numbered square. There are even ‘no calling’ bingo games where an automated machine is used instead. Regardless of how you play, make sure to explain your situation to the caller so they can adapt their style accordingly.
In addition, chairs and tables can be moved around to create a space that gives you better visibility. If you need help, most bingo halls have volunteers who can assist you with the game or provide any additional support needed.
Playing bingo with hearing loss is possible, so don’t be discouraged. With a few adaptations and assistance from the staff and other players, you can still have an enjoyable experience.
Best of luck!