Read more about what support you can get at work and how deaf awareness can help you communicate better with your colleagues.
Support at work
If you have hearing loss, your employer has a duty to make adjustments so you’re not put at a disadvantage. Find out more about your rights at work and what you are entitled to.
You can ask your employer for a workplace assessment. This is where a specialist visits you at work to assess what simple adjustments, equipment and support you could benefit from. They’ll then produce a report containing their recommendations.
Workplace assessments are usually provided by the government scheme Access to Work. They’re also available from specialist providers, such as Action on Hearing Loss. The assessment and the costs for the support and equipment you need can often be paid for through an Access to Work grant. Find out more about Access to Work.
Support and equipment available
Types of support and equipment that could help you in the workplace include:
Read more about talking to your employer about your hearing loss and what to do if you aren’t given the support you need.
Deaf awareness in the workplace
It’s important that your colleagues understand how they can best support and communicate with you. You might find it useful to share communication tips with them. Read more about deaf awareness and we could make communication easier.
Action on Hearing Loss also offers a variety of courses to help workplaces become inclusive for people with hearing loss. Talk to your employer if you think your workplace may benefit from one.
Support from Action on Hearing Loss
Action on Hearing Loss may also be able to help you with getting support at work. Find out more about how we can help with finding a job and at work.