Deaf In the Workplace
AA Help people communicate with you [offsite link]
A number of items which you may find help others communicate with you. Feel free to print them and pass around or put them on a notice board or other conspicuous place. (Kitchen, bathroom, lift etc)
Applying for a job
Being deaf or hard of hearing (or for that matter having any kind of disability) usually means you are way behind in the job stakes.
Communicating with deaf people
Here are some tips about how you can help communication with a deaf or hard of hearing person. Why not print them out and put them in a prominent space at your work, club or home.
Coping with a phone interview
We have to sell ourselves and being in the best position to do so can be difficult especially these days when first interviews may be conducted by phone. I don't have any answers. Here's my recent experience.
Coping with the phone at work
A new job is always a challenge, for anyone – hearing, hard of hearing or deaf. Recently I won another part-time position and as someone with Cochlear implant I always feel that I am on trial in a way I never used to feel when I was fully hearing.
Deaf discrimination at work
A discussion on whether discrimination at work exists for the deaf and if so in what forms and how can it be overcome.
Deaf Employment Articles [offsite link]
This site contains information on the Deaf and the challenges they face in the workplace.
Deafness and work
Do deaf people have a harder time getting and staying in work? If they get their hearing back (through say, a cochlear implant) does this improve their position?
Disability employment services
One issue which comes up so often for the Deaf and hard of hearing is getting a job.
Don’t hide your hearing loss
Don’t hide your hearing loss, nor indeed hide behind your hearing loss. It’s very easy to be defined and define yourself as the one who is deaf – as if this is something important and perhaps an excuse for not being involved in things.
Employment and hearing loss
Deafness does cause us to rethink. Many of us have had to change careers or accept work below our level of capability. It adds to the distress and isolation which hearing loss causes us.
Job hunting if you're deaf
Finding a job if you’re deaf can be almost impossible. How do you apply when you need to use a phone and can’t?
Meeting solutions if you can't hear well
Being deaf at work is pretty hard. Being deaf when you have to attend meetings means it is extremely difficult to follow and know what is going on. So how can you helf yourself to follow better.
Take the deafness challenge
Not everyone hears as well as you do and for those who can’t, just doing normal things becomes a challenge. Why not take the deafness challenge in a fun experiment. You could find it enlightening
Working without hearing [offsite link]
This site offers advice and information about how to keep your job if you have hearing loss.
Workplace strategies for the deaf
Statistics show that people with a hearing loss on average are more likely to be unemployed, under employed or paid less than their hearing counterparts. However with just a little thought and consideration people with a hearing loss are productive employees.
You’re Deaf! Or do you just talk loud?
One extremely conspicuous sign of deafness is when someone’s speech is too loud, way louder than those who are round them or the situation and condition demands. But is this always indicative of deafness?
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