If you’re deaf or hard of hearing, then placing or being part of a Skype call can be a complicated affair. This week, Microsoft rolled out a feature to make things a little easier: captions and subtitles.
It's not just you -- shows and movies can be really loud. Carrying earplugs in your purse or pocket might sound like the kind of thing a cranky old person might do, but if you want to be able to complain about things like theatre noise when you're ancient, it's best to protect your hearing now.
Do you have trouble hearing people in noisy places? If you do, a regular hearing test won't necessarily detect a problem with your ears. But a new type of test, which you can try right here, should give a different result.