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      No one knows my abilities better than me

      Tasha Henderson, 25, from Belfast, is an HR professional, Freelance Actor and Videographer, and has profound hearing loss. Watch Tasha challenge prospective employers to change their perspective on employing people with disabilities.

       

      "Instead of thinking or worrying about what I can or can't do, make a list and just talk to me, or any employee that you feel might not be able to do that job because of their disability. No one knows their abilities better than the person in question; don't be afraid to just ask."
      Tasha Henderson, HR professional

       


      Our Working for Change campaign aims to improve attitudes to hearing loss in the workplace. Whether you’re an employee or an employer, we need your help.

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      Working for Change

      We're campaigning to change attitudes to hearing loss in the workplace, so that the millions of employees affected are supported to reach their full potential.

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      Hugh Strickland

      Hugh Strickland, a partner at Shrewsbury-based law firm Aaron & Partners, has hereditary hearing loss. But that hasn’t stopped him from climbing the career ladder.

      When Laura suddenly lost her hearing a few years ago, she worried about returning to her office-based job. Here, Laura and her manager, Steve, explain how a few simple adjustments have enabled her to continue to thrive at work.

      Firefighter Steve Mintern, 51, from Berkshire, thought his career was over when he lost his hearing in both ears overnight. But thanks to a supportive employer, Steve was back fighting fires just five months later.

      EY employees Ganeev Chadha, Ben Knighton and Sarah Petherbridge all have hearing loss. But with supportive managers and workplace adjustments, they fulfil senior roles within a global organisation.

      Carl at work

      Carl Else, 34, from Sheffield is a visual merchandiser for IKEA. Here Carl, and his manager James explain how good communication has helped to offer a supportive workplace.

      Jennifer at work

      NHS England Advisor Jennifer Stanley, 35, has had hearing loss since birth but concealed it at work. Eventually, an understanding line manager encouraged her to be open about her hearing.