Hearing Loss and Your Job
By Suzanne Yoder, Au.D. Doctor of Audiology and owner of HearWell Center.
Are you like many people who want to sweep the hearing issue under the rug and believe that their hearing loss does not affect their job performance? Well listen up. Untreated hearing loss has a big influence on household income, unemployment and career aspiration. With unemployment sky rocketing in the US it is important to deal with issues that could be holding you back from reaching your full potential. Hearing loss can not only affect the ability to communicate effectively but it can also affect self esteem, self confidence and overall mental health. Untreated hearing loss has been proven to cause depression, anxiety and stress.
In a study of household income by Sergei Kochkin, Ph.D. (2005) data showed that “for America’s 24 million hearing impaired who do not use hearing instruments, the impact of untreated hearing loss is quantified to be in excess of $100 billion annually.” Those subjects who wore hearing devices proved that the effects of hearing loss could be mitigated by at least 50% thereby proving that hearing loss does not have to dictate earning potential. This study is available online at the Better Hearing Institute’s website. http://www.betterhearing.org/publications/career_oriented_publications/index.cfm
This study is one of many providing evidence that hearing loss can hinder career aspirations, earning potential and general satisfaction at work. Hearing loss is one of the most common health concerns in the US and is said to be the number one disability in the world. But it is treatable and many of the limitations that arise with hearing loss can be minimized or eliminated through the use of technology.
To learn more about hearing loss and solutions schedule an appointment with HearWell Center. Have your ears checked and take part in a demonstration of the latest hearing devices. We will help you take the first step to better hearing for life and take the journey to open your world up to the bigger world of sounds, people and living.
Please visit our website for more information http://www.hearwellcenter.com/
2400 Ardmore Blvd., Suite 401
(in the “PNC Bank Building” on corner of Yost and Ardmore Blvd-Rt 30)
Suzanne Yoder, Phone: 412-271-3002
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