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Interview with the Information Line

Vicky Thurston works for the Information Line here at Action on Hearing Loss. After starting at the charity as a six week temp, she has now worked here for the last 6 years. In this blog post, Vicky tells us how all about the information line and how important it can be to those calling in. When did you start working on the Information Line? I started six years ago this coming June, originally as a six week temp to cover...

Three reasons I hid my disability at work, and how employers can (and should) help change things

Jennifer is from York. She has a daughter, a partner, and works as a Business Coordinator. She’s had hearing loss since birth and wear two hearing aids. Today it’s easy for me to tell you, and my employer, that I have a hearing loss. But it hasn’t always. For almost 10 years I actively hid my hearing loss at work. I feel that this held me back professionally, and stopped me contributing as much as I could have. I wasn’t...