How does untreated hearing loss impact employee health?

According to research conducted by Johns Hopkins Medicine 20% of adults report some degree of hearing loss- about 48 million people. Of that 48 million, 60%  are either in the workforce, or in educational settings. So chances are high you have an employee that needs hearing help. While it’s not your task as an employer to identify those that need assistance, you can help accommodate the process by letting your employees know their rights based on the Americans with Disabilities Act. On average an individual waits seven years before seeking professional help for a hearing loss. As an employer you can improve your employees quality of life and boost their production by alerting them of their rights. Facts: Untreated hearing loss is linked to increased absenteeism and reduced workplace productivity, in addition to range of emotional/physical conditions including: Impaired memory Compromised ability to learn new tasks Reduced alertness Increased personal safety risk Irritability, negativism, anger, fatigue, stress, depression, and overall health Encourage your employees to have regular hearing tests, just as you would encourage regular doctors visits....
How can untreated hearing loss impact your bottom line?

How can untreated hearing loss impact your bottom line?

While untreated hearing loss first and foremost affects quality of life, if you’re an employer, it can hurt your bottom line too. Check out the statistics below from a Better Hearing Institute study: Yearly aggregate loss in income due to underemployment resulting from untreated hearing loss: ~$176 billion Hearing assistive help shown to reduce risk of income loss by 90-100% for those with milder hearing loss, and 65-77% for moderate to severe hearing loss With hearing assistance individuals exhibit improved job performance, increased earning potential, enhanced communication skills, improved professional and interpersonal relationships and less depression Find out here what the ADA says about employees rights to hearing help at...