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Hearing Loss in the Workplace
- Approximately 48 million Americans report some degree of hearing loss.
- Around 60% of people with hearing loss are either in the workplace or an educational setting.
- Approximately 22 million Americans are exposed to hazardous noise levels at work, which makes hearing loss the most common work-related injury.
- People with untreated hearing loss lose on average $12,000 and up to $20,000 in annual income depending on their degree of hearing loss.
- Make sure your face is visible to the listener. Mouth visual cues and facial expression improve speech understanding.
- Speak clearly, a little slower, and do not shout.
- Keep phone calls shorter and confirm important information at the end.
- Confirm important tasks via email or another method in writing.
- Reduce extra background noise or move away from extra background noise for important conversations.