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:
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 are available via video call. An assessor will discuss any barriers you’re facing and recommend the most appropriate support in a detailed report. Usually, some simple, low-cost adjustments will have a big impact. The cost of any equipment can often be funded by an Access to Work grant.
Assistive products and equipment
There’s a wide range of assistive products and equipment available to break down barriers at work – from amplified phones to the Roger Pen conversation listener. Does your workplace have a hearing loop system? Many companies install a hearing loop in meeting rooms to help hearing aid users join in discussions more easily.
Deaf awareness training for colleagues
We can arrange deaf awareness training to help your colleagues understand how they can best support and communicate with you. Courses are available as e-learning or remote sessions. Talk to your employer if you think your organisation would benefit from one of our popular courses.
Do you need communication support on a regular or occasional basis – BSL sign language interpreters (via video or in person), speech-to-text reporters, lipspeakers, electronic notetakers or deafblind interpreters? We can provide qualified and registered communication professionals for any work-related situation.
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