Getting and keeping a job in the current economy is not easy, and it is even more of a challenge for people with hearing loss. However, there are ways to maximize the chances with some pro-active measures.
Better Hearing Institute (BHI) and the Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) are useful resources for hearing-impaired people looking for a job.
The BHI stresses that hearing aids are crucial for effective on-the-job performance, as they will ensure good communication, which is a critical skill in the workplace.
The HLAA’s Employment Toolkit also lists valuable tips for hearing-impaired job seekers, as well as those who have already landed a job.
Among the information included in the Toolkit is advice on dealing with workplace challenges such as communication with bosses and co-workers, as well as federal legislation relevant to employees with hearing loss.
For more information on these resources and to learn more about hearing loss and employment visit: Hearing Loss in the Workplace: It’s All in the Day’s Work.