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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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.

Whilst this can be difficult enough to manage when you’re with familiar friends and faces, being in a work situation and with people you might never have met before can make it all the more stressful. Continue reading 2 tips that will save you time and embarrassment: the importance of routines

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

12 tips to help you manage large meetings

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Earlier this week I disclosed some of the problems I’ve experienced with large meetings.  In this post, I share 12 tips that could help you to manage meetings better. Continue reading 12 tips to help you manage large meetings

The Phonak Roger Pen: A possible solution for those big meetings and workshops

A couple of weeks ago I attended a workshop, (which was an excellent workshop by the way). However, there was a group session which involved working in pairs and with well over a dozen pairs of people in the room, it was obviously very noisy.  So noisy in fact, that I almost had to ask the person I was paired  with, if we could go outside of the room to talk.

I persevered and managed to catch about one word in ten, supplemented with a bit of lip reading. However, the noise amplified by my hearing aids was deafening. Continue reading The Phonak Roger Pen: A possible solution for those big meetings and workshops