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      Hearing loss shouldn't stop you from living the life you choose. That includes finding a fulfilling job and achieving your potential at work. Similarly, there should be no barriers to prevent you from getting the best from health services, or to stop you from enjoying TV, film and the arts.

      In this section, we look at what Jobcentre Plus can do to help you find a job and, when you're in work, what sort of support you can expect from your employer. We explain your rights when you use health services. And we also look at what you should expect when you go to the cinema, cafés, pubs and restaurants,or when you watch TV, or visit museums and galleries.

      If you struggle to hear the TV and often find yourself turning up the volume, using subtitles or an assistive listening device can make all the difference.

      Having hearing loss shouldn't stop you from going to the cinema. There are more subtitled screenings than ever before, plus there's listening equipment for you to use at cinemas.

      With equipment to help and accessible events, hearing loss shouldn't prevent you from making the most of a visit to a museum or gallery.

      Hearing loss shouldn't be a barrier to you enjoying eating and drinking out in cafés, pubs and restaurants.

      Hearing loss, deafness and tinnitus shouldn't be a barrier to you accessing healthcare and getting the help you need.

      You're not alone if you have hearing loss and you're unemployed. But help is available. Jobcentre Plus can help you to find work, and provide information about training so you have a better chance of finding a fulfilling job.

      If you're struggling at work because of your hearing loss there is support available to help you so you can achieve your potential - and it's your right to have it.