There's a lot of talk about closed captioning and how it benefits people who are deaf or hard of hearing. Captioning television, movies, online videos, etc. are good for these reasons, but they benefit other people too.
I love closed captioning. I love when television has them, love that most dvds have them, and really love that Hulu.com has captions!
I often play my videos or television slightly (or very) quietly due to my constant migraine. I have a constant (varying) sound sensitivity, and even on days when this is low, I don't like the surprising pain that can come with surprising loud noises (such as explosions or yelling) that often occur unexpectedly.
But playing my videos at the volume can mean missing some parts. So what's a women to do when her tv or computer is just a little too low to hear the quieter dialogue? Use the captions of course! (If they are there...)
Here's hoping YouTube's new efforts will work out, Netflix will get their act together and add closed captioning to their online videos, and all videos and programs will have captions.