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Employment Toolkit for People with Hearing Loss

Employment Toolkit for People with Hearing Loss

Editor: You probably know that the Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) is one of the organizations advocating for folks with hearing loss. Their National Convention and Walk4Hearing are well known, but they’re also involved with lots of other stuff that you may not be aware of. One such project is their recently released Employment Toolkit, which you can access at http://tinyurl.com/l7gpdw

Here’s their announcement.


June 2009

Looking for work, landing a job, and keeping your job can be difficult under the best of circumstances, but it can seem to be minefield if you have a hearing loss. There are ways to be successful at the workplace with a hearing loss. But you need the right tools, do your homework, find out what’s right for you and for your employer, and find ways to successfully advocate for yourself.

HLAA has developed an “Employment Toolkit” to provide information about the workplace for people with hearing loss. We intend to bring more resources, more information to this kit as time goes on. If you have a success story you’d like to send in, contact us. We want to share good experiences so that others can be encouraged that they too will be successful in the workplace.

The Hearing Loss Association of America Employment Toolkit would not have happened without the generous support of Hearing Loss Association of America-Manhattan Chapter. We thank them for bringing this to you.

Download the complete Employment Toolkit or select from each section below:
1. Cover Page
2. Table of Contents
3. Acknowledgement
4. Introduction
5. Communication 101
6. Communication Tips : How to Communicate with a Person who has a Hearing Loss
7. Applying for a Job
8. Interview Strategies
9. On the Job
10. Hearing Aids, Health Benefits and Insurance
11. Coverage of Hearing Aids: Fact Sheet
12. Hearing Loss and the Law in the Workplace
13. For Employers: Information & Resources for HR Departments