Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne says a settlement with a theater chain will improve access for hearing-impaired customers.
Horne announced the settlement with Cinemark Holdings Inc., on Thursday, putting an end to a lawsuit his office filed in June 2011.
Cinemark agreed to equip six of its Arizona theaters with listening devices that hang around a customer’s neck and transmit sound magnetically into cochlear implants or hearing aids.
The theater chain already had been providing over-the-ear headsets that amplified sound. But Horne’s office says some of those headsets did not work with certain hearing aids and implants.
Cinemark also agreed to market the so-called neck loops and train its staff on how to operate them.