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      Working for Change

      Our Working for Change campaign aims to change attitudes in the workplace, so that people who are deaf or have hearing loss are supported to fulfil their potential.

      Our research tells us that the biggest barrier people with hearing loss face in the workplace is the poor attitudes of employers. A lack of understanding and support from employers leads to talented individuals missing out on job opportunities and promotions. It leads to people not feeling comfortable enough to tell their employers about their hearing difficulties – and not getting the support they need to communicate effectively even when they do. Every day, people with hearing loss are feeling left out, and left behind.

      We’re working to change this, and whether you’re an employer or an employee, we need your help.

      Research findings

      Our 2017 research findings on employer attitudes to hearing loss and our 2018 findings on experiences of people with hearing loss in the workplace, have helped shape our Working for Change campaign.

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      I am an employer

      Around 12 in every 100 employees has hearing loss. We’re helping employers understand the impact of hearing loss and know what steps to take to make their business more inclusive. Not only is supporting employees with hearing loss the right thing to do, it makes business sense.

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      I am an employee

      We believe that everyone with deafness or hearing loss has the right to thrive at work. You told us that employer attitudes are biggest barrier to employment, so we launched our Working for Change campaign. Find out more about how our campaign can support you, and the action you can take to help create change in the workplace.

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