Many people with hearing loss choose to keep their problems to themselves, and do not get the support and help in the workplace that they require, according to a UK study. Researchers say this can lead to early retirement.
A study carried out by members of Action on Hearing Loss (formerly known as RNID), an UK organisation for the hard of hearing, shows that many hearing impaired people are not open about their hearing loss. Just under half of the respondents have told their colleagues about their hearing loss and even fewer, 37%, have chosen to tell their employer. A further one-third of respondents did not tell anyone at work.