Are you finding it increasingly difficult to hear what’s going on at work? One in 12 employees in the UK has some form of hearing loss. It can happen at any age – although people over 50s are more likely to be affected. If you’ve noticed a change in your hearing, we recommend booking a hearing test. The audiologist may suggest hearing aids to improve your quality of life.
Benefits of hearing aids
Hearing aids have numerous benefits in the workplace. They can:
- help you hear better on the phone
- allow you to join in conversations more easily
- enable you to follow what’s going on in meetings
- stop you having to ask colleagues to repeat themselves.
However, some hearing aid users find it difficult to use hearing aids in the workplace as they can amplify all sounds which can be distracting. If you are having trouble adapting to hearing aids at work, consult your audiologist for advice.
How they work
Hearing aids come in different shapes and sizes, but all operate in a similar way. They use microphones to pick up noises and adjust the sounds digitally. The audiologist will discuss style and fitting options based on your hearing test results, lifestyle and budget. Some hearing aids are available free on the NHS, while others are available privately.
Keep them in tip-top condition
If you already use hearing aids, it’s important to keep them in tip-top condition. Taking care of your hearing aids means you’ll hear more clearly at work and lower the risk of infection. Plus, they’ll last longer, saving you money and reducing the number of trips to your audiologist. Hearing aid accessories will help your hearing aids work better – from maintenance packs and cleaning toolsets, to tubing extractors and precision cutters.
Find out more
We’ve teamed up with Connevans, one of the leading suppliers of assistive technology, to offer a range of hearing aid accessories. Visit the online shop to find hearing aid accessories by manufacturer.