Hearing loss in San Antonio | Be part of the conversation

Contributed by | Wednesday, September 16th, 2015

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Stroll along the river, sample signature chili, listen to the beat of authentic flamenco music and explore 18th century buildings in San Antonio, a town built before Texas was part of the United States. If you need a bit more excitement, plan a visit to one of the attractions we’ve listed below, all of which have services for those who are deaf or hard of hearing. 

San Antonio offers more than just 
a beautiful river walk; there are 
many attractions with ASL 
interpretation and assistive listening
devices available for those with 
hearing loss. 

Attractions

SeaWorld San Antonio

10500 Sea World Drive

San Antonio, Texas 78251

Looking for thrilling rides and coasters, interactive exhibits and live entertainment? SeaWorld Antonio has it all.  Visit Alligator Alley (if you dare), participate in Boardwalk Games and enjoy the show at the Penguin Encounter. Thrill seekers will be challenged by the 360-degree flips of The Great White and the 15-story plunges of Steel Eel.

TTD is available at Guest Services. ASL interpretation is available with a minimum two weeks’ notice.  Attraction dialogue and narration are available from a SeaWorld team member.

Six Flags Fiesta Texas

17000 IH-10 West

San Antonio, Texas 78257

If you’ve always wanted to be Batman, you might want to plan a visit to Six Flags Fiesta Texas. We can’t guarantee Commissioner Gordon will summon you anytime soon; however, you will be able to ride BATMAN, the world’s first 4D free-fly coaster. If you’re not that brave (or happen to be a different sort of Superhero), splash on over to White Water Bay, where you can beat the heat on thrill slides – or relax in a private cabana (rental required).

TTD and assisted listening devices in indoor theaters are available from Hospitality Representatives. ASL interpretations is available with at least seven days’ advance notice by calling the Operations Office at 210-697-5468.

Art and Culture

Majestic Theatre

224 E Houston St.

San Antonio, Texas 78205

Hear concerts from contemporary musicians, see live theater performances and attend local community events at the Majestic Theatre, a self-sustaining, multi-purpose performing arts theater in the heart of San Antonio designed by architect John Eberson in 1929.

Assistive listening devices are available to check out with presentation of a valid driver’s license of state identification card. The theatre also offers open-captioned performances for many of the Broadway in San Antonio series productions. A schedule of these events is available from the theatre box office.

Quiet conversation restaurants

Zagat.com foodies have identified the following restaurants as those good for “quiet conversations” in San Antonio, making them more enjoyable for those who are deaf or hard of hearing.

Myron’s Prime Steakhouse

10003 NW Military Hwy.

San Antonio, Texas

You may spend a bit more but you’ll enjoy ‘tender, juicy” steaks at this New Braunfels chophouse set in a vintage movie house. Patrons say you can expect good service along with traditional side dishes and a nice wine list.

The Grey Moss Inn Restaurant

19010 Scenic Loop Road

Grey Forest, Texas 78023

If you’re looking for charm, consider having dinner at this inn, located a short distance from San Antonio. Hailed for its romantic dinners, rustic interior and beautiful courtyard as well as delicious steaks cooked on an outdoor grill.

Chez Vatel Bistro

218 E Olmos Drive

Olmos Park, Texas 78212

Patrons love this bistro in an Olmos Park strip mall for its fish, steaks and other high-qualify French fare, earning it San Antonio’s number one food rating.

Hearing organizations

San Antonio Speech, Hearing and Language Association 

P.O. Box 1146

Helotes, Texas 78023

SASHLA sponsors continuing education and professional growth in the fields of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology as well as fosters community awareness about communication disorders and provides education regarding its prevention and treatment. Membership is $50.

Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services Hearing Loss Resource Specialists

Region VIII – South Central

7400 Blanco Road, Suite 262

San Antonio, Texas 78216

Hearing Loss Resource Specialists provide services to persons with hearing loss, based on the needs of the individual and their family. Training may include information on communication strategies, assistive listening technology, hearing loss awareness, cochlear implants and hearing aids as well as assistance in locating resources and individual assessments.

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