I’m Tracey Sharp, creator of Hear 2 Work, a blog dedicated to helping people with hearing loss, manage day-to-day at work. If you’re looking for advice and tips on how to manage your hearing loss at work, then this is the site for you! It contains helpful strategies you can use in different work situations, personal stories we can all learn from, reviews of gadgets and assistive devices that can help you manage at work, as well as updates on the latest research and policy developments that affect us all.
I know what it feels like to manage a hearing loss at work. Being unable to follow what is said in meetings, missing out on the office chatter and worried about looking foolish, stupid or unable to do my job. I struggled for several years before admitting I had to do something about it. Then I set out to find what was available, joining my local support groups, learning about assistive devices and making sure I had regular hearing checks to ensure I was keeping on top of my hearing loss as far as possible.
I set up this website to share some of the things I’ve learned over the past 20 years and to ensure that you don’t have to do all the searching that I had to do, and can avoid the mistakes that I made.
I hope you find it helpful but let me know if you think there are any other issues I need to be covering. I also strongly believe in the value of sharing experiences so please feel free to join in the conversations either here or on Facebook or Twitter (check out the links on the left hand side of this page).
In the meantime, you might find a good starting point would be to read some of my most popular posts so far, about:
- tips to save you time and embarrassment at work,
- support and funding available to you through access to work,
- Tips on managing phones,
- the help available from the national charity Hearing Link, and
- some of the personal experiences that people have been so kind to share.
If you enjoy reading these, then sign up on the left-hand side of this page to get future posts sent direct to your inbox.
Until next time. All the best – Tracey
Getting in touch
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