Slowly learning to ask for what I need. It seems so stupid to me sitting here at home that I have problems asking for things like CC to be turned on. Why should I feel bad about things like that? I shouldn't!
For example, Boyfriend and I were sitting on his couch watching "Kitchen Nightmares" and I kept asking him what the people were saying so he told me to turn CC on. I did, and I was much happier for it...until his family came home. Then I felt bad because I know it annoys one of his brothers. I asked him if we should turn them off and he just made a face and told me not to worry about it. It's almost like I'd rather sacrifice my own needs for the comfort of others. I really need to learn to cut that crap out!
Knowing is half the battle, right? *sigh* I'll grow a backbone eventually. In the meantime, I'm glad he has enough backbone to cover me when I need it.
With or without CC, it works for hearing people but for us, we NEED the CC so to me it overrides how they feel about it. All my TVs have permanent CC on. I broke up with my hearing ex and when I went to visit, I was surprised to see his TVs having CC on. I found out some hearing people like it regardless because sometimes they miss what they said or not understand it. It helps them as well.