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January 26, 2015
Untreated hearing loss impacts more than a quarter of workers

Untreated hearing loss among workers in the United States is a growing concern. A survey shows that 30% of employees suspect they have hearing loss, but haven’t sought treatment

Hearing loss among workers is more common than one might think. A survey in the U.S. has uncovered that more than one in four employees suspect that they have hearing loss. Of those, 95% respond that it impacts their work in a wide range of ways.

According to the survey, 61% of the employees with hearing loss reply that they have to ask people to repeat what they have said. 42% say they misunderstand what is being said and 41% respond that they pretend to hear when they cannot.