Hearing Loss & Employment

Hearing loss and employment success

Recently, the non-profit Better Hearing Institute took a close look at the impact untreated hearing loss has on the workplace — and its workforce. What they discovered was intriguing. Untreated hearing loss affected worker’s earnings, and even employment rates.

They found*:

  • People with untreated hearing loss lose up to $30,000 income annually, depending on their degree of loss.
  • People with hearing loss who do not use hearing aids are nearly twice as likely to be unemployed as peers who use them.
  • For people with milder hearing loss, the use of hearing aids reduces the risk of income loss by 90 to 100 percent.

Make sure you’re working at the level you want to be.

Advanced Hearing Centers helps individuals with hearing loss difficulties. If you feel that you or a loved one are struggling with hearing loss, we encourage you to take the first step to better hearing and make an appointment for a free consultation today. Simply go to our Contact Us page and submit your information and we will be in touch within one business day.

*The dollars and sense of addressing hearing loss in the workplace. McClatchy Newspapers, June 2012