Given the right support, people who are deaf or have hearing loss can thrive in the workplace.
Recent shifts in technology have made everyday work activities such as making a telephone call or participating in team meetings more accessible to people with hearing loss than ever before. Communication professionals – such as sign language interpreters and speech-to-text reporters – continue to remove communication barriers.
The government's Access to Work scheme means that employers need not fear the price tag of offering support. Plus, many adjustments are free to implement, whether it’s facing colleagues with hearing loss, or positioning a desk differently to reduce the level of background noise