The Hearing pane of the Universal Access window has several options for people with hearing impairments.

  1. Choose Apple, System Preferences, Universal Access.
  2. System Preferences window with Universal Access highlighted.

  3. Select the Hearing Pane.
  4. Universal Access window with Hearing tab selected.

  5. To have the screen also flash when an alert sound occurs, check the box next to “Flash the screen when an alert sound occurs.” Click on the Flash Screen button to test this feature.
    Hearing tab of Universal Access window with Flash Screen button highlighted.
  6. Choose “Play stereo audio as mono” if your hearing is limited in one ear. This setting will let your computer play both channels of stereo sound on one side when you use a headset.
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