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Attitude, Not Cost, Barrier to Disabled Workers – Part One

Attitude, Not Cost, Barrier to Disabled Workers – Part One by Catherine Komp Editor: Unemployment rates among workers with disabilities are much higher than among the general population. The cost of accommodating people with disabilities is a major reason for that, right? Maybe not! This article was originally published in the New Standard (http://newstandardnews.net). If you would like to reprint ...

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More Difficult for People with Hearing Loss to Retain Job

More Difficult for People with Hearing Loss to Retain Job Editor: We’ve all heard that hearing loss affects all aspects of life, including employment. A recent study in Denmark has confirmed this fact, and provides some quantitative results. Here’s the press release from www.press.hear-it. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Hearing problems significantly increase the likelihood of being outside the labour market and on disability. ...

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Hearing Loss Impacts Earnings

Hearing Loss Impacts Earnings Editor: Here’s more evidence that people with hearing loss earn less than their counterparts with normal hearing. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ October 2007 Two studies released over the last year reveal hearing loss is impacting Baby Boomers where it hurts most: their pocketbooks. A study conducted by Clarity(r) (www.clarityproducts.com) and The EAR Foundation last year confirmed not only the ...

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Law Enforcement Officer with Hearing Loss Fired

Law Enforcement Officer with Hearing Loss Fired Editor: Is it legal to fire a security guard because of how he does on a hearing test conducted without his hearing aids? A federal court says, “Yes”, but not everyone agrees. Here’s the story as reported by the folks at HLAA. Thanks to bhNEWS (groups.yahoo.com/group/bhNEWS) for this story. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ May 2008 A ...

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Disability Employment Survey Results Released

Disability Employment Survey Results Released Editor: The US Department of Labor (DOL) has just released the results of an extensive survey on the employment of people with disabilities. The short story is that they’re great employees and accommodation costs are generally not an issue. Here’s the press release from the DOL. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ February 2009 Findings of most extensive employer survey ...

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Hearing Aids Promote Job Preservation

Hearing Aids Promote Job Preservation Editor: As our economic situation continues to deteriorate, many of us are becoming increasingly concerned about our jobs. The folks at the Better Hearing Institute (BHI) remind us that maximizing our hearing is one way to help us stay employed! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ March 2009 As millions struggle to hang on to their jobs in a tumultuous ...

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