If you are struggling at work because you have hearing loss, or you are finding it difficult to find work because of it, you are not alone.
Anyone who experiences hearing impairments such as hearing loss or tinnitus, knows that in the workplace it can be difficult and stressful to be in an environment where most colleagues take everyday means of communication for granted.
For example, you may struggle to hear everything said in meetings, conference calls or social chat with colleagues. You may also find it tough to take notes or follow everything if there are large numbers of people speaking, especially if you work in an open-plan office.
In 2019, a study into global perceptions of hearing loss found that 59% of people surveyed worldwide
While there is no worldwide study into numbers of people with hearing impairments in the workplace, in the US alone, 53% of people with hearing impairment were employed in 2017. Between 2008 and 2017, employment rates for people with hearing impairment did not increase. It’s also the case that adults with hearing impairments are more likely to earn less, be less educated, and be unemployed or not reaching their potential when compared with their hearing peers.
In 2019, a study into global perceptions of hearing loss found that 59% of people surveyed worldwide believed that hearing loss could reduce a person's job prospects.
How can you best reach your potential in the workplace? It can be difficult to know how to manage hearing loss at work. There are a number of ways in which you can help yourself manage your hearing impairments in your workplace:
Taking an active part in removing obstacles at work is a positive way of you managing your hearing impairments. It will also help your colleagues better understand your needs.
If you are concerned about your hearing and would like to find out how to better manage your heating health, then schedule a consultation with one of our licensed hearing care professionals. Take the next step towards improving your hearing health.
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