by Neil Bauman, Ph.D. with Hard-of-Hearing Friends A lady explained, I have a cochlear implant and I believe that I do well with it and understand most of what is said. For example, on conference calls, for the most part, I understand most of the dialogue. I may need to periodically request a repeat, and […]
by Neil Bauman, Ph.D. Sepember 21, 2012 Hard of hearing people often ask, “Where can I get a job that doesn’t penalize me in any way for not being able to hear well?” Such jobs are typically few and far between. The good news is that currently North Carolina has two job openings for […]
by Neil Bauman, Ph.D. Dear Readers: Scott Haynes at the Center for Assistive Technology and Environmental Access at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, GA needs our help. If you have a hearing loss, please set aside about 15 minutes to take his workplace survey to help identify the needs of people with hearing […]
by Neil Bauman, Ph.D. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) gave disabled people the right to bring their service animals with them into public places and on public transportation. Unfortunately, this soon became abused as it didn’t take long before people were defining various animals as their service animal—so there were “service” pigs, monkeys, birds, […]
by Neil Bauman, Ph.D. with Linda Grasmick Getting a job is typically more difficult when you have a hearing loss. Linda, herself hard of hearing, has some important words of wisdom for people with hearing loss when applying for a new job. She explains: You don’t want to approach your prospective employer with an attitude […]
by Neil Bauman, Ph.D. Many hard of hearing people lack successful role models and mentors, so they buy into the hearing world’s belief that hard of hearing people can’t do many jobs, and are thus relegated to low paying menial jobs. The truth is, hard of hearing people can do many, many jobs with proper […]
by Neil Bauman, Ph.D. A hard of hearing man explained: I have a Bachelor of Commerce degree and want to work as an accountant. However, no one will hire me as an accountant because of my hearing loss. What jobs are good for hard of hearing people to do? What do I need to do […]
by Neil Bauman, Ph.D. A lady wrote: You have been the greatest help in the past and I come to you once again with a question. With your help, I am currently using the Bluetooth MaxIT neckloop with great success on my cell phone. I also own a personal Williams Sound Hearing Helper [FM system] […]
by Neil Bauman, Ph.D. Some researchers have apparently discovered that hard of hearing people call in sick more often than employees with normal hearing. Here’s the salient parts of the story. The extra energy expended on overcoming hearing problems takes its toll on hearing-impaired employees. This may explain why hearing-impaired employees are likely to […]
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