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Getting hearing support at work – what help is available?

If you’re one of the five million people in the UK working with hearing loss, it’s important you have the full support of your employer. They have a duty to make reasonable adjustments so you’re not unfairly disadvantaged. Our Louder than Words services will help you enjoy equal access to opportunities at work: Workplace assessments Ask your employer for a workplace assessment to help you work more easily at home or in the office. During the COVID-19 pandemic, remote workplace assessments...
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Understanding hearing loss in the workplace

There are five million working-age people in the UK with some form of hearing loss. That’s around 12 in every 100 employees impacted by hearing loss in the workplace. It takes 10 years on average for somebody working with hearing loss to speak out and seek help. Many people try to hide it for fear of stigma and discrimination. However, deafness and hearing loss do not limit anyone’s ability to excel at their job. In order for staff to thrive,...
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Are you accessible to all?

It’s Deaf Awareness Week from 4 – 10 May 2020 and we’re shining the spotlight on deafness, tinnitus and hearing loss in the workplace. There’s so much support, information and technology available, it’s never been easier to make hearing loss a priority. However, improving inclusivity for staff with hearing loss may seem daunting if you don’t know where to start. We’re experts at helping organisations become more accessible to the 12 in 100 working-age people who are deaf or have hearing...
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Five ways to support employees with hearing loss

April is Stress Awareness Month, when health care professionals and health promotion experts across the country join forces to increase public awareness about the signs, symptoms and causes of stress. During the coronavirus pandemic, remote working can pose its own challenges for many people with hearing loss. The increased use of conference calls and online communication platforms can be stressful and exhausting for those struggling to follow the conversation.  A staggering 12.8 million working days were lost due to work-related...
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Is hearing loss on your agenda?

Often referred to as the ‘hidden disability’, hearing loss is far more widespread than most of us are aware. There are 12 million people in the UK with hearing loss and by 2035, we estimate it will rise to around 15.6 million people. Within the workplace, five million people in the UK have some level of hearing loss – that’s around 12 in every 100 employees. Businesses lose £2 billion in revenue per month by ignoring the needs of...
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