Road scholar used to be called Elderhostel and is a non-profit travel organization that offers programs around the world with an emphasis on learning. I have absolutely no affiliation with this group but I wanted to share part of this email I received from them as it is such a big step in the right direction.
On walking tours I either have to nudge myself to the front, near the leader, or hang out in the back with no idea of what’s being said. I am grateful for this organization, or any other that provides access to clear speech and communication!
>>Road Scholar is making a commitment to ensure that during our educational programs, you will hear every word loud and clear, wherever you are. Beginning in 2012, Road Scholar will provide personal listening devices on our programs.