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When hearing loss affects you on the job

hearing healthcareMore than 31 million Americans deal with hearing loss. Just 37 percent are at retirement age.

What this tells us is that hearing loss can and probably does impact millions of people on the job. The good news is that you can take steps to improve your situation at work as you deal with your hearing loss.

 

Be proactive

You may need to initiate a discussion regarding your hearing loss with colleagues, who may be unaware of your hearing issue, or are aware but concerned that they will say the wrong thing.

Tell them if you prefer email, messaging via text or IM, or face-to-face conversations. That initiative on your part can go a long way.

Explain that you are wearing a hearing device, and while you might not need them to speak louder, often speaking more slowly (or whatever you prefer) helps.

Don’t be afraid to be open with colleagues, and encourage them to discuss concerns – as it prevents misunderstandings.

 

Request an appointment

Click here to have a representative from Hearing Healthcare of Virginia contact you to schedule a free hearing assessment. Discounts and financing options are available.

 
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