Hi. A little background I am 37 and have had a profound hearing loss in both ears for as long as I can remember. I am very good at compensating in my everyday life as I don't wear hearing aids and have been told they may not make a difference. I am not one that like to admit I have an issue either. Here's my problem. I just got back from Orlando (was there for a conference). This was my first solo trip and only my second time flying. I found that I can not understand a word said when the flight attendant or pilot make announcements. I also had issues with some of the ride soundtracks at Disney. 1) does anyone have tips for flying with hearing loss? On the return flight southwest gave me priority boarding so I could sit closer to the flight attendant but then I realized you can't lip read in the dark so that didn't help as much as I thought it would. I knew there were going to be storms and was worried the entire flight I would miss an important announcement about weather/turbulence. 2) Any tips for the rides? To be honest Small World was the worst for me. It just sounded like constant mumbling. I hate knowing there are words and not being able to decifer what they are. I feel like I'm not getting the whole story.