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Workplace Communication Tips

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Did you know that each year, May is celebrated as Better Hearing and Speech Month (BHSM)? The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) uses BHSM to raise awareness about communication disorders. Each year, they pick a theme. This year’s theme is “Communication at Work.”

If you have a hearing loss, you are likely aware of the challenges it can pose. Communication is one such challenge. Communication at work can, therefore, also be a challenge.

In our current climate, many of us are working remotely. If you have a hearing impairment, remote working requires some communication considerations. We put together a blog on remote working tips for the hearing impaired, which covers some of these considerations.

Today, in the spirit of Better Hearing and Speech Month, we’re taking  a closer look at workplace communication tips.

How Many American Workers have Hearing Loss?

It’s a common misconception that hearing loss only affects the eldery. The Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) estimates that 48 million Americans report some degree of hearing loss. Of these, approximately 60% are either in an educational setting or in the workplace. , 60 percent are either in the workplace or an educational setting.

Why are we covering this? It’s important to note that if you have a hearing impairment, you are not alone. Equally, there are literally millions of Americans in the workforce with a hearing impairment.

Workplace Communication Tips

Effective communication is a key component of a business success. If you have a hearing impairment, it’s just as important to ensure effective communication. These workplace communication tips can help.

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These workplace communication tips can help your team’s overall communication. Make sure that you keep your hearing aids in good working order. Keep spare batteries on hand to avoid your hearing aids going flat during a meeting. For hearing aid maintenance tips, please click here.

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