Thanks to the American’s with Disabilities Act (ADA), employees who have a hard time hearing at work don’t have to be held back. With a simple request to your HR department, you can get the accommodations you need to hear in all working environments.
What is the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)?
The Americans with Disabilities act of 1990 (ADA) is a civil rights law that guarantees equal opportunities for individuals with disabilities (like hearing loss).
Workplace accommodations, including assistive listening devices are granted upon employee request so long as they don’t inflict undue burden upon the employer. We’ll guide you through the process below.
A downloadable employee assistance guide is available for common FAQs
How can I get Roger?
Determine which Roger Solution is best:
With your audiologist or through the EasyGuide.phonakpro.com, describe your work environment so you can get the accommodation that helps you thrive at work.
Ask your audiologist to use a trial of prescribed Roger devices:
If you can try the Roger out in the real-world, this will help you understand how it will help you.
Download a templated request letter
Be sure to include a copy of recent audiological results, along with the Roger device recommendation of your audiologist.
Set up the fitting appointment with your audiologist
After the employer agrees to your accommodation, you may need another appointment with your audiologist. If not, be sure that your employer gets a copy of the invoice to pay.
Employer ADA Tax Benefits & More
Your employer can benefit from tax credits or deductions for taking part in equipping an employee with an ADA accommodation. To assist businesses with complying with the ADA, Section 44 of the IRS Code allows a tax credit for small businesses and Section 190 of the IRS Code allows a tax deduction for all businesses. Employers can learn more here ADA Taxcred and here ADA Taxpack.
Download the Employers Practical Guide to Reasonable Accommodation Under the Americans with Disabilities Act ADA
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