Did you know that about 11% of workers have hearing loss and another 30% suspect they have some impairment, according to a Listen Hear! white paper? What this means to workers and companies: workers may miss instructions, suffer from stress, and experience other physical/psychological problems, all of which translate into reduced productivity and safety concerns. Employers can help by showing understanding and support to those with hearing issues. Note: The cost of hearing aids isn’t covered by most medical insurance and is not mandated by Obamacare, but can be reimbursed through FSAs, HRAs, and HSAs.
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