Hearing Loss in The Workplace Assessment in The UK

Welcome to Visualise Training and Consultancy Ltd, where we specialize in conducting Hearing Loss in the Workplace Assessments in the UK. Our services aim to create an inclusive environment for employees with hearing impairments, ensuring that everyone has the opportunity to thrive professionally. Hearing loss affects over five million people of working age in the UK, and our holistic assessments help your organization meet the needs of these employees, fostering a supportive and productive workplace.

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Understanding Hearing Loss in the Workplace

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Hearing Loss and Deaf Workplace Assessments in the UK

At Visualise Training and Consultancy Ltd, we provide comprehensive Deaf, Hearing Loss, and Tinnitus Workplace Assessments. Recognizing and addressing the needs of employees with hearing impairments is crucial for any inclusive employer. Our holistic assessments ensure that all employees can develop their careers successfully, feeling valued and integral to the team.

Spotting the Signs of Hearing Loss

Employees may not always realize they have hearing loss or may not understand the impact on their work. Common signs include:

  • Difficulty hearing people in meetings
  • Asking people to repeat themselves frequently
  • Turning up the TV volume unusually high
  • Struggling to hear on the phone

When to Commission a Hearing Loss in The Workplace Assessment

An assessment should be conducted as soon as hearing challenges are suspected or identified in a new or existing employee. Causes of hearing loss can include illness, infection, injury, or hereditary conditions. To ensure ongoing support, assessments should be updated every two years or sooner if new challenges arise.

As a responsible employer, it’s essential to comply with equality legislation by making reasonable adjustments for colleagues with hearing impairments. This not only enhances productivity and well-being but also ensures that employees feel supported and valued.

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Solutions Provided in a Hearing Loss in The Workplace Assessment

If hearing loss or deafness is negatively impacting an employee, our assessments highlight resources and workplace adjustments available, such as:

  • Changes to lighting and meeting room layouts to facilitate lipreading
  • Adapting job roles to consider additional needs
  • Repositioning for better acoustics
  • Providing portable hearing loops for off-site training courses
  • Implementing assistive technology
  • Installing equipment like transmitting microphone radio aids and flashing-light fire alarms
  • Offering support for meetings, such as speech-to-text reporters

Our Approach to Hearing Loss in The Workplace Assessments

Our assessments provide a friendly and flexible solution for Deaf colleagues and those with hearing loss or tinnitus. Here’s what our comprehensive assessment includes:

  • Identifying workplace and home-related challenges
  • Addressing health and safety concerns
  • Understanding the background history of hearing loss or deafness
  • Suggesting specialist aids, resources, and equipment needed for effective job performance
  • Recommending specialist learning options, such as lipreading classes
  • Considering environmental factors impacting hearing
  • Identifying BSL interpreter provisions
  • Offering specialist training, like deaf awareness training for colleagues
  • Providing emotional support and coping strategies

The Assessment Procedure

Our trained assessors bring both lived and professional experience with hearing loss to the table. To initiate the process:

  1. Download and return the referral form below.
  2. We will assign a consultant to the employee referral.
  3. An assessment appointment will be arranged within three working days of receiving the referral.
  4. The consultant will schedule a convenient date with the employee to identify the barriers they face.
  5. The consultant will assess the employee’s duties and make recommendations to maximize effectiveness and job satisfaction.
  6. A comprehensive report with recommendations for reasonable adjustments will be submitted within 10 working days to the employer, insurer, and/or occupational health provider.

Testimonials

Here’s what our clients say about our Hearing Loss in the Workplace Assessment:

  • “The process was very easy. I was a little apprehensive as having hearing aids is very new to me but the assessor was amazing and understood everything. She explained everything clearly and put my mind at rest regarding the assistive equipment I was going to receive.”

  • “The assessor was lovely, she was very helpful, considerate, knowledgeable and gave me some really good advice as I’m quite new to hearing aids and didn’t know what was available for work or home.”

  • “It was accessible but my Microsoft Teams crashed so I rang the assessor on my mobile which was great as I could hear her clearly and I didn’t have to use my headset as it pushes my hearing aids into my ears and head. Thank you.”

  • “The assessment was extremely helpful and accessible, and I can’t find enough words to say how brilliant the assessor was. She was reassuring, comforting, confident, and knowledgeable. I have been struggling for years with hearing loss and she made me feel like I wasn’t alone. However much you are paying her, she deserves more!”

  • “The process was effortless, and the assessor was a consummate professional with extensive expertise that made me feel at ease and in exceptionally capable hands. She provided an engaging and holistic approach to my explicit needs by looking at solutions to fit me rather than the other way around.”

Get Started

Ready to support your employees with hearing impairments and foster a more inclusive workplace? Contact Visualise Training and Consultancy Ltd today to learn more about our Hearing Loss in The Workplace Assessment in the UK. Together, we can create a supportive and productive work environment for all.