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Addressing Hearing Loss Proves Win-Win for Both Employer and Employee, BHI Advises During National Employee Wellness Month
Date:5/13/2013

o rely more heavily on aging workers who have valuable experience and expertise, this employer-employee partnership becomes increasingly important.

A copy of "Assisting Employees with Hearing Loss," as well as information on hearing loss prevention, can be found at www.betterhearing.org.

To find information and resources for workplace wellness, along with information on National Employee Wellness Month, visit www.nationalemployeewellnessmonth.com.

A Technological Transformation

Out-dated notions about hearing aids may be stopping some employees from addressing hearing loss. Employers can help their workers learn about the latest in hearing aid technology by providing information on bulletin boards, employee Intranet sites, or through emails and flyers.

In the past several years, hearing aid technology has gone through a radical transformation. Today's hearing aids are state-of-the-art, highly effective, sleek, and sophisticated wearable electronics that can help people stay actively engaged on the job and in life. They are digital, wireless, can connect directly to smartphones and other electronic devices, and can be as discreet or as visible as the user likes. Today's hearing aids are all about active lifestyles—they're ageless.

Below are five little-known facts about hearing aids that all employees should know. Although each hearing aid model offers different features, those listed below are on the market and are available to people who want them.

  1. They're virtually invisible. Many of today's hearing aids sit discreetly and comfortably inside the ear canal, providing both natural sound quality, and discreet and easy use.
  2. They automatically adjust to all kinds of soundscapes. Whether you want audibility on a conference call, the ability to hear the audio prompt on m
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