Hearing loss in Atlanta | Be part of the conversation
Atlanta isn’t just the capital of Georgia, it’s also the home of Martin Luther King Jr, the 1996 Olympic Games and the global headquarters of CNN. Considered the center of American South, it is a vibrant city known for its southern charm and historic culture. And there’s no reason to let hearing loss keep you from enjoying all there is to do and see in Atlanta. We’ve listed some of the most hearing-friendly places for you to visit. As always, call ahead to confirm availability, especially when advance notice is required.
121 Baker St. NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30313
Ever wonder if there’s more to your favorite soft drink beyond the satisfying taste? Here’s your chance to explore the fascinating story of Coca-Cola, the world’s best-known beverage brand. Visit the Loft, where you’ll be surrounded by artifacts from 125 years of Coca-Cola history – or the Vault, where the legendary secret formula is kept. Get a behind-the-scenes look at the Coca-Cola bottling process and give your taste buds a trip around the world at five different geographically-arranged tasting stations. Handheld text and audio devices are available at the Guest Services desk in the lobby. No visit would be complete without a stop in the Coca-Cola store, where you can choose from an array of merchandise to take home with you.
225 Baker St. NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30313
Marine animal fans of all ages will enjoy the Georgia Aquarium’s six exhibit galleries, home to more than 10 million gallons of fresh and salt water animals from African pancake tortoises to Zebra sharks – and almost everything in between. Visual scripts of cell phone and iPod tours are available at the Information Desk.
190 Marietta St. NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30303
Take a peek inside the global headquarters of CNN where you can take an express tour of Morning Express with Robin Meade or opt for the Inside CNN VIP Tour, a 50-minute walking tour which departs every 10 minutes. The CNN Center is open to the public and entry is free; adult ticket prices for the Inside CNN tour are $16 ($15 for seniors). Reservations are highly recommended. Sign language interpretation is available with a 72-hour advanced notice.
Save 43 percent on admission to five of the top attractions in Atlanta with CityPass. Includes admission to Georgia Aquarium, World of Coca Cola, Inside CNN Tour, Zoo Atlanta (or Center for Civil and Human Rights) and Fernbank Museum of Natural History (or College Football Hall of Fame).
755 Hank Aaron Dr. SE, Atlanta, Georgia 30315
Immerse yourself in America’s pastime at Turner Field, where they pride themselves in providing the experience and nostalgia of old-time baseball with state-of-the-art family entertainment. The stadium boasts a superior sound system and BravesVision video board in center field, and more than 500 television monitors situated throughout Turner Field. Assistive listening devices are available at the Guest Relations booth at aisle 146. A valid driver’s license or state issued ID card must be left in exchange for use of the ALD.
Art and culture
1280 Peachtree St., NE, Atlanta, Georgia
The Woodruff Arts Center is one of the largest arts centers in the world and is one of the only arts centers in the United States to host both visual and performing arts on the same campus. Walk through the exhibits at the High Museum of Art or attend a performance of the Grammy Award-winning Atlanta Symphony Orchestra in the Tony Award-winning Alliance Theater. The Alliance stage is equipped with assistive listening devices. Shadow and sign interpretation are available at productions.
Quiet conversation restaurants
Ready to refuel? Try one of these restaurants, listed as quiet conversation worthy on Zagat.
If you’re in the mood for a good steak, consider dining at Bone’s. Patrons say while meals are pricey, their indescribable steaks, stellar wine list and professional service are worth the cost.
Patrons consistently rate the red sauce at Nino’s as outstanding. Its old-time flair and reasonable prices, combined with friendly service in a cozy setting, make it a popular dinner option.
Fans of farm-to-table cuisine may enjoy dining at Miller Union, where patrons describe the environment as intimate, the Southern accentuated cuisine as fantastic and the service as outstanding.
Hearing loss associations
This group meets monthly in support of individuals with hearing loss. Activities include speakers, learning new hobbies, visiting Atlanta attractions and having picnics. Meetings are free and open to anyone with hearing loss and their significant others.
The HLAA provides information, education, support and advocacy to people with hearing loss and is the nation’s largest organization for people with hearing loss. Membership fees of $35/individual and $45/couple support the organization. The HLA-GA chapter website provides links to newsletters, chapters and resources.
Hearing healthcare providers
Atlanta is a city with so many things to enjoy, so don't let hearing loss stop you! To find a hearing healthcare professional in Atlanta, peruse our directory and address your hearing loss today!