The last thing anyone needs is additional stress at work. Unfortunately, hearing loss can cause just that. Let’s examine a few of the ways hearing loss can provide challenges in a work environment, as well as how hearing aids can help.
Hearing Aids Improve Workplace Communication
One of the biggest hurdles of having untreated hearing loss is that it affects your ability to communicate effectively. You may find it difficult to follow along during phone or video conferences or miss vital information during a company meeting, which can make your job feel especially stressful.
Hearing aids make it easier to understand what a client is asking for or what your co-worker is explaining. They allow you to focus on doing your job without worrying about frequent misunderstandings as a result of hearing loss.
Hearing Aids Reduce Listening Fatigue
Because hearing loss requires more active listening effort to understand what’s being said, you may find yourself suffering from listening fatigue more frequently. This can lead to further communication struggles and leave you feeling drained from work.
Treating Hearing Loss Can Boost Your Confidence
Hearing loss can make you feel like you’re missing out on a lot of what is going on at work. Feeling this way can shake your confidence in your ability to communicate and cause you to withdraw. You may find yourself hesitant to do things like take the lead on projects, voice your opinion in meetings, or even accompany your coworkers during a coffee break at Flat Track Coffee.
Hearing aids can restore your confidence in your ability to communicate with others and can help keep you engaged and energized at work.
Hearing Aids May Help Boost Your Income
Research has shown that hearing loss can negatively affect your earning potential. A study published in 2016 found that controlling for other factors like “education, age, sex, and race, individuals with hearing loss had 1.58 times higher odds of low income and 1.98 times higher odds of being unemployed or underemployed compared to normal-hearing individuals.”
By treating hearing loss, you can reduce your risk of income loss and improve your earning potential.
If you’re concerned that hearing loss is holding you back at work, call the experts at River ENT and schedule an appointment today.