Deafness and hearing loss don’t limit anyone’s capacity for excellence. Yet more than a third of the employers we surveyed don’t feel confident about employing someone with hearing loss, and nearly two-fifths don’t feel well-equipped to enable staff with hearing loss to stay productive in the workplace. As a result, too many people with hearing loss are being left out, and left behind at work.
Our Working for Change campaign aims to change attitudes to hearing loss in the workplace by confronting them head on. Major employers, such as EY, RBS and HMRC, are now making supporting staff with hearing loss a priority, and we can support you to do the same.
Around 12 in every 100 people of working age in the UK have hearing loss – that's a talent pool of around 5 million people. So not only is supporting employees with hearing loss the right thing to do, it makes business sense.
Start making the change
Visit our Employers’ Hub for information and practical guidance that will give you the confidence to recruit and support employees who are deaf or have hearing loss.