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Eight hours a day, five days a week - we spend a great deal of time at work. If that time spent is taking a toll on your ears, you're not alone. But with the right tools and methods, you can thrive in the workplace again.
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Hearing health at work

Identifying workplace hearing loss

Have the feeling you're missing out on important announcements, misunderstanding deadlines, or having to ask people to repeat themselves constantly? Sure, if happens a couple of times, you can chalk it up to a lack of sleep, maybe daydreaming. But if you find it becoming routine, you may be dealing with hearing loss.

Those working in high-noise environments - construction, farming, military, or music, for example, are at a higher risk of developing occupational, noise-induced hearing loss. Try our online hearing screening in less than 5 minutes.

Managing hearing loss at work

There is no cure for work-related hearing loss, but there are ways to adapt and thrive in the workplace. Hearing aids are a fantastic way to improve your daily experience at work. With so many options available, you can find the right fit for you and your needs. As a result, you may notice:
  • You can follow meetings more closely
  • You don’t have to ask colleagues to repeat themselves
  • You can hear better on the phone
  • You can join in on conversations (even that juicy water cooler gossip)
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Disadvantages of hearing loss at work

You may be able to get away with it for a while, but hearing loss can eventually start to affect your work performance and mental health. Apart from decreased success at work, you may also find yourself limiting your social interactions and see your confidence take a hit.

Hearing loss and income inequality

Not only can hearing loss in the workplace has an effect on work performance, it's also directly linked to lower income – up to $30,000 a year to be more precise. Unemployment rates for those with hearing loss are almost double compared to those without hearing loss or using hearing aids.

Supporting Your Colleagues

If you notice a colleague of yours struggling at work, there are so many ways you can help them better adapt and succeed. Here's how:
  • Face them when you're talking and don't talk from another room.
  • Let them know if you think they've missed something.
  • Rephrase sentences instead of repeating or yelling.
  • Use hand gestures and more facial expressions.
  • Let them talk as well and always be understanding.
If they don't already use one, you can also encourage your colleague to learn more about hearing aids and how they can help at work.
Managing your hearing loss

How to accommodate yourself at work

Hearing loss doesn't have to define you. With the right tools and methods, you can manage your hearing health in the workplace and be a successful, thriving member of your team.
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Use technology to your advantage

Embracing the tools available can help keep you on equal ground with your peers. Educate yourself on the different devices and how you can use them to your advantage. Some of these tools include:
  • Computer-assisted realtime translation (CART)
  • Hearing aids compatible Phone
  • Assisted listening devices/systems
Make sure to keep additional batteries on hand and opt for rechargeable hearing aids that can support you the entire day.
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Work-related hearing loss: FAQ

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Hearing Loss Causes and Risk Factors

Some hearing loss can be prevented. This guide to the causes and risk factors of hearing loss will help you learn to identify potential issues so you can better protect your hearing.
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