Boost Your Workplace Well being : Address Hearing Loss Now
Hearing loss is a condition that affects millions of people worldwide.
We already know that this can impact an individual’s communication and personal life.
But do you know how hearing loss can impact your work life?
According to the World Health Organization, 8.5% of Sri Lanka’s population is affected by hearing loss, and many are a part of the workforce.
In this blog, we explore how this affects a person’s work life and how one can create a more comfortable work environment with hearing loss!
How Hearing Loss Can Impact Your Workplace Wellbeing
- It can impact workplace communication, relationships, and job performance.
- Individuals with hearing loss may struggle to keep up with conversations which can lead to feelings of isolation and a lack of confidence.
- They can miss important information during meetings and fail to hear instructions from supervisors which can lead to mistakes or delays in completing tasks.
How can you avoid them to create a more comfortable workplace with hearing loss?
- Advocate for yourself: If you are suffering from hearing loss, let your employer and colleagues know about your hearing loss and your needs.
- Use assistive devices: Consider using assistive devices such as hearing aids and cochlear implants to improve your hearing.
- Sit in the right position: Position yourself in meetings or at your desk so that you can see the speaker’s face and lips. This can help you read facial expressions and improve your understanding of what is being said.
- Take breaks: If you find it difficult to focus due to fatigue, take short breaks to rest and recharge. This can help reduce stress and improve your concentration.
- Communicate openly: Communicate openly with your colleagues and employer about your hearing loss and your needs. Encourage them to ask questions and learn more about your condition.
Do you feel like your hearing loss is affecting your workplace well-being?
Don’t wait any longer to take action.
Visit your nearest Wickramarachchi Hearing Care for professional hearing tests and renowned hearing devices that are trusted worldwide.
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