Spain Invents New Ears For the Eyes

Our guest blogger, Tamara Warta, lives with her husband in Sacramento where she works as a writer and a director of a Christian dance company. Her work can be seen in several publications and websites such as,, and She wanted to share international invention stories with the readers of

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The world has progressed by leaps and bounds in its amount of resources and solutions for the hearing impaired in today's society. However, some aspects of life still aren't simple for those who are deaf. A simple social activity such as going to a movie is something most of us take advantage of. However, for the hearing impaired there has never been an adequate system of closed captioning for movie theatres, excluding this section of the population from participating in everything from the visual arts to pop culture conversations in the break room.

A new hope for the hearing impaired is now coming onto the market thanks to the researchers over at University Carlos III in Madrid, Spain. They recently revealed their updated solution to the cinematic closed captioning issue with a small subtitle screen mounted onto a pair of glasses.

With a three hour battery life and the ability to read from a distance up to 160 feet. While the clip-on attachment isn't the most attractive product available, this invention just may open up a whole new world for the hearing impaired.

Outside of that niche market, these new subtitle glasses are popular with foreign film lovers the world over.

From American movie theaters to special summer showings in European parks, a large percentage of moviegoers have an appreciation for foreign films.

But what happens when a tall person parks it in the seat in front of you, or a not so trendy high hairdo gets in your way? With subtitle glasses, you don't have to strain your body or your frustrations in order to see the words on the big screen. Instead you can sit back and relax with your own personal receiver that picks up the subtitle signal in the theater, causing the words to display right in front of you.

This new version of subtitle glasses, though not yet widely known outside of the Madrid study, is sure to quickly take the world by storm..

Tamara Warta
Guest Blogger