The Challenges of Hearing Loss at Work and How to Overcome Them

In one of our previous posts, we talked about how hearing loss can take a toll in your personal life and the actionable step you can take to improve your relationships. Here in this article, we will zero in on the impact of hearing loss at work and try to understand each of the challenges that may hinder them from being able to give their full potential. Make sure to read until the end of this post to know about the best ways that you can do in order avoid career hurdles caused by troubled hearing.

How Hearing Loss May Affect Your Performance at Work

So how exactly may troubled hearing affect patients in workplace?

Communication Challenge

Whatever your designation at work is, it still surely requires some level of communication. But the thing is that, listening and speaking go hand-in-hand to facilitate effective communication. So when the other end of the conversation is having difficulty hearing, interacting with colleagues comes as a challenge. Because of this, a lot of hearing loss patients experience self-isolation. They become reluctant of mingling with other people, which affects their performance at work.

Reduced Productivity

Hearing loss makes it hard for a person to follow conversation, personally or over the phone. Studies also show that this condition increases the risk and fastens the development of memory loss later on. For these reasons, patients become less productive at work.

Low Self-Esteem

All of the above mentioned, when added to the fear of social stigma circulating around the topic of hearing loss, reduces the confidence level of patients in the workplace. If left untreated, this can continuously diminish one’s performance.

How to Deal with Hearing Loss at Work

Don’t allow hearing loss to hinder your career growth. All of the things we mentioned above will only be true if you don’t do something about it. With the help of the following tips, you definitely still can lead fulfilling and successful lives at work.

Talk to Your Colleagues and Employer

Let your employer and colleagues know about your condition. By disclosing it to your workmates, you can give them an idea that you’re having difficulty following conversation and may not be able to understand important discussions right away.

Use this opportunity as well to talk to your bosses about how you and the organisation can work together in order to make sure that despite your condition, you can still bring out your full potential at work.

Have Your Hearing Checked

The possible effects of hearing loss at work can only truly impact you if you allow it to. So do something about it as soon as you can! Book an appointment for hearing test, which will allow you to diagnose your condition accurately and sort out your options to relieve or treat it.

FREE HEARING TEST! Contact us today to book an appointment!

Get Hearing Assistance

You’ll be surprised how hearing aids can make your life so much easier. If you’re worried about how it would look like, you can forget about it now. A lot of hearing aids today are created in a way that is so small you wouldn’t mind wearing it. These are just as powerful as the bulky ones in terms of amplifying important sounds and eliminating background noises around you.

There is nothing to be afraid of in seeking ways to improve your condition. If you want to be able to live your life to the fullest, there are a lot of things you can do to improve your situation. Don’t make second thoughts in approaching us here at The Listening Lab. Our expert hearing professionals specialise in carrying out hearing care services that will help better the way you live your life!

About The Listening Lab

Listening Lab is a home-grown company whose mission is to help our clients restore their hearing to enjoy the life that they desire. Experiencing hearing loss can be detrimental to one’s quality of life. Hence we commit to providing high-quality hearing solutions.

Our hearing solutions include hearing tests and treatment and prescribing hearing aids. Clients may come to get their hearing checked, and we will assess whether hearing aids are required.

If hearing aids are required, clients can choose from a variety of the best hearing aid brands we provide. Each of the products offers unique features that complement daily use and perform well in helping our clients enjoy the life that they desire.

What Do Our Customers Say?

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Catherine Tang Yap
Your service is marvellous! Patient and friendly. Mr Ching has been a customer of The Listening Lab since 2018. We have been attending to him for his follow up reviews and we are glad to see his progress!
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madam Low
My mum has hearing loss for many years. Consultant of Listening Lab helped her fitted with Resound hearing aid. His patience and professionalism was greatly appreciated as the hearing aid enable her to hear and communicate with the people around her especially her grand children. We are happy with the services rendered by consultant. Keep up the good work!!
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Brian is the definitive household name in English Radio since the early years of Singapore's founding, starting with Rediffusion followed by Radio One and now with Gold 90.5FM as well as Vintage Radio Singapore. His honeyed voice and selection of music filling our ears as we lived the bustle of our daily lives.

Soccer fans from the Malaysia Cup era of soccer will never forget his heart-pounding commentary from "live" matches, as we experienced the ups and downs of the Singapore Lions in the 1970s to 90s.

Our Executive Director Kelvin Lee is proudly beaming ear-to-ear in this photo with Brian. But you wont be able to see it through the masks!
Brian Richmond
I started experiencing loss of hearing sometimes in 2010 (41 years old) owing to some medical issue. I was having difficulties hearing conservation especially in meeting. Thus, giving me the fear in attending meeting.

Initially I started with Phonak hearing aid. It helps amplified the sound and I could hear better then. Somehow, my hearing loss deteriorated further that in late 2012 (43 years old), there was profound loss of hearing on my right ear. Even digital hearing aid could not help. On my left ear there is still about 50% to 60% hearing with hearing aid. I was lost at this point of time. I was considering learning sign language. I went to see my ENT specialist and my audiologist Mr. Bala advised me to go for an CI as an alternative to my hearing loss.

I also thank God for Engineer and Scientist, giving them the knowledge to create such a complex and sophisticate device to help those with hearing loss like me. It will be all perfect if the cost is affordable too.
Jonathan Po
madam goh
I took my mum to Listening Lab at Simei to get her hearing aid fixed, during our first visit, she patiently explained the whole procedure to my mum and also explain to my mum why she really in need to fix the hearing aid. She is very knowledgeable, and friendly, and we are encouraged to ask questions. she is also very patient with old people which is the most importance. Also her after service is superb so I highly recommend.
Mdm Goh
My mum, Madam Kek (73 year old) had the Cochlear implant (CI) done on her left side in 10th September 2019. Thereafter, thanks to the subsequent auditory verbal therapy, evaluation from SGH ENT team, as well as, the support from AB's and Listening Lab staffs; Madam Kek was able to hear, comprehend sound and music from her Cochlear implant, Naida CI Q90, and hearing aid (HA), Naida Link UP, for her right side before end year. We are happy that both the CI and HA have improved mum qualify of life. Now Madam Kek is looking forward to work again to pass her time as she can hear and better communicate with others.
Madam Kek
Titus was implanted when he was 18 months old. He is a happy, talkative 6.5 years old now. AB has been with him for 5 wonderful hearing years and we are looking forward to a bright future that lies ahead for him. AB’s Naída CI sound processors are reliable and the technology is constantly evolving and upgrading. When Titus was introduced to Naida Link CROS, his life was enriched. The wireless network established between his Naida CI sound processor and a Naida Link CROS transmitter allows him to hear from both ears. This changes Titus’s life and the way we interact with him. We are also very pleased with the prompt response and service provided to us. The staff in AB genuinely cares! We want to thank AB for making Titus’s hearing journey an enjoyable and a relatively stress free one!
Titus Pang
mr tan
I have been living with progressive hearing loss for more than three decades. Socially, I find myself fearful of communicating with people and at home, watching 'soundless' television programs is a norm.

An unforgettable experience. Trying on a pair of Resound GN hearing aid, I was energized and revitalized and overwhelmed with emotional tears of joy. The Resound GN is truly remarkable and uniquely equipped with three-friendly-user environmental modes that provide hearing comfort wherever we are.

In particular, I like to extend my utmost gratitude to Hearing Consultant. With her profound compassion and wisdom in guiding me, I am confident that I can forge a formidable partnership with the Listening Lab; So that I can rebuild a new chapter of a happy and value-creative life and simultaneously, leaving behind the painful memories of the past three decades.
Mr Tan

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