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Nice article Brian - very informative.
My wife and I both have normal hearing but enjoy subtitles on most films and American programmes.
They are great for picking up asides or background comments when the TV volume is low-ish.
Even better they show all the proper names and technical terms which would otherwise go over our heads.
But best of all they provide lyrics to songs that I have known for years but never found a reason to look up on the internet, especially by mumblers like Paul Weller and Elvis Costello. TOTP repeats are a revelation!
But as Mal says, they are not good enough for live TV.
I once emailed the subtitlers on Jules Holland's Hootenanny (new year's eve) show to compliment them on their subtitling speed. The nice lady replied that it was easy because it was recorded in October! There - I've spilled the beans!

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