Personal stories from the workplace: Hilary the Company Director

Each month, Hear 2 Work talks to someone about their hearing loss at work, and finds out how their experiences could help you.


Hilary started to develop her hearing loss in her thirties and slowly came to the realization that it had to be addressed in order to continue being effective at work. She highlights some of the challenges she found as a trainer and Director of her own company and highlights the importance of being honest with yourself.

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Hearing loss in the workplace: What’s in the news? (25-31 Jan)

Slide1Sunday 31 January

If you’re busy trying to juggle work and home life, then you might not have had time to catch up on  the news and social media this week.   Here’s a roundup of things that have been on my timelines, that might help you stay up to date.  Sit back, have a cup of coffee and check out some of the following: 

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A price worth paying?

I’ve recently been involved in an email exchange with a friend about the implantable hearing aids produced by Phonak called the Lyric. My friend described them as “life changing” and I was intrigued to find out what the difference was between these and my normal hearing aids.

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2 tips that will save you time and embarrassment: the importance of routines

Have you ever been in the middle of a conversation and your hearing aid batteries have gone dead?

There have been quite a few times when I’ve been in the middle of a conversation with colleagues, or in meetings, only to hear that familiar beeping sound telling me that one of my batteries is failing. Sometimes it can take a while to actually stop working and I can carry on talking (and hearing) for a while, but there have been occasions when my hearing aid has simply stopped dead all together with little warning.

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Personal stories from the workplace: Alistair the architect

Each month, Hear 2 Work talks to someone about their hearing loss at work, and finds out how their experiences could help you.


Alistair Cruickshank
Alistair Cruickshank

Alistair was unfortunate to have suffered a sudden and severe hearing loss in his late-30s. Whilst his hearing loss has been a challenge to come to terms with, he’s fought hard to get the best technology available which has been invaluable in helping him in his busy working life as an architect. Continue reading Personal stories from the workplace: Alistair the architect