I VOTE NO...
In Tarrant County in 1997, I tried a case in a District Court involving an auto accident claim against a business/commercial policy. I represented the defendant business and the plaintiffs really tried to make the case a major injury, deep pockets recovery of over $1,000,000 against my client.
The jury was selected and included a very sweet grand motherly type who I was more than happy to keep since she came from a comfortable part of town and her husband was a former business owner. She was in her late 70s and not required to sit for the jury but eager to do so. Neither side struck her and she was one of the twelve jurors in the case.
During the trial, this judge allowed the jurors to take notes on notepads he provided. He told them that at the end he would gather up the notepads and they could not be used in deliberations. So the case lasts a week and at the end of the evidence, after final argument, the jury gets up to go back into deliberations. As they are standing up, the judge says "If anyone has any notes, give them to the bailiff."
At that point, the sweet grandmother said, "What did he say?" To which the judge said again "Give your notes to the bailiff." At which point, she responded with "I vote no." And vote no she did along with all of the other eleven jurors to completely deny the plaintiff any recovery. In defense parlance, the plaintiff was "flushed".
So in the end, if she couldn't hear the judge any better than that, how much of the case did she hear?