Hearing loss can pose some challenges in the workplace. The good news is hearing aids can make it easier to achieve professional success.
Hearing Aids Improve Workplace Communication
A common early sign of hearing loss is struggling to understand speech. You may find yourself struggling, particularly in places with background noise when multiple people are talking at once or during phone conversations. This can make it difficult to follow along during work meetings or at an important lunch with clients at Barking Frog.
Hearing aids amplify sounds and make it easier for your brain to process speech. Using them can increase your confidence in your ability to communicate your ideas effectively and let you focus on your work as opposed to worrying about not being able to follow the conversation.
Make Virtual Meetings Easier
Over the last few years, many employees have adapted to working from home or hybrid schedules. Even people who are in the office every day often have communications with coworkers, clients or customers using virtual meetings.
Much like in-person meetings, virtual get-togethers can be difficult when you have hearing loss. However, if you have hearing aids enabled with Bluetooth™, you can connect to your computer or smartphone and stream audio from the meeting directly into your ears, greatly improving sound quality and making it easier to communicate.
Avoid Listening Fatigue
We’ve all felt a little exhausted after a day of back-to-back meetings. However, hearing loss can cause listening fatigue to happen earlier and more frequently. This is because when you struggle to hear, your brain has to work harder to process sounds. This extra effort can be draining and lead to fatigue, brain fog and increased levels of stress.
Hearing aids help to remove that burden and make your day-to-day work activities feel less draining.
Increase Your Earning Potential With Hearing Aids
Hearing aids don’t just improve your ability to communicate–they might help you increase your earning potential as well.
A 2016 study found that individuals with hearing loss had 1.58 times higher odds of low income and 1.98 times higher odds of being unemployed or underemployed compared to normal-hearing individuals.
By treating your hearing loss to counter any of the potential problems it may cause at work, you are helping to set yourself up for success and removing barriers that could get in the way of your employment and, therefore, your ability to earn more.
If you are concerned that hearing loss may be impacting your work life, call Hearing Advancement Center today and schedule an appointment for a hearing test.