Hearing loss at work - Solutions
Untreated hearing loss can have a profound effect on your working life.
Impact of hearing loss at work
Whether it happens suddenly or gradually over time, untreated hearing loss can have a profound effect on your working life. It may become harder to take part in work meetings or hear your colleagues in noisy social situations. You could have more trouble concentrating and find your conversations are becoming more stilted, which may lead to feelings of embarrassment, anger or frustration. Straining to hear all day can leave you feeling short-tempered and exhausted and possibly even result in ongoing anxiety and depression. You may lose the confidence to take on new projects, ask for a promotion or socialise with your workmates. Hearing loss can also negatively impact your relationships with your loved ones, and this may in turn affect your professional performance.
But the good news is there are proven and effective treatments for hearing loss. By taking action, you can restore not just your hearing but also your confidence and enjoyment at work and across your life.
Why acting quickly is so important
There isn’t a moment to waste. Even if you’ve lived with hearing loss your entire life, delaying treatment can only limit both your career and personal relationships. In fact, the impact of hearing loss on your self-esteem and ability to connect with others can be far worse than all the practical, day-to-day disadvantages. The sooner you act, the sooner you open your life up to all the joys and opportunities of the hearing world. That means being able to contribute at meetings, communicate effectively with your colleagues and tackle exciting new career goals. The benefits of restoring your hearing will also extend far beyond the workplace. Imagine being able to talk on the phone with friends and family, carry on a conversation at a noisy dinner table or sing along to your favourite song on the radio.
Taking the next step
Make an appointment with an audiologist or other health professional to discuss the best options for you. If you don’t already have someone to speak to, we can help you find a clinic close by. Wherever you are in the world, there are also where you can connect with people who understand what you’re going through. They can offer first-hand advice on hearing loss treatments and put you in touch with useful support services.
Please seek advice from your health professional about treatments for hearing loss. Outcomes may vary, and your health professional will advise you about the factors which could affect your outcome. Always read the instructions for use. Not all products are available in all countries. Please contact your local Cochlear representative for product information.