Using a Palantypist (or speech to text reporter)

I attended a meeting a while ago and found that two people there had made arrangements to have their own personal palantypist (also known as speech to text reporting or STTR).

Whilst I had known that there would be a palantypist at the meeting, based on my experience of local hard of hearing groups I had been to, I expected their ‘output’ to be available to everyone at the meeting with the typing being projected onto a screen for everyone to see. Continue reading Using a Palantypist (or speech to text reporter)

Disclosing your hearing loss at work

at the company meeting

For some people this is a big hurdle; I know it was for me.

I felt able to talk about my hearing loss with my family and friends, (in fact it was often a bit of a joke about which bits of a conversation I’d missed and misinterpreted).  However, work was different. Continue reading Disclosing your hearing loss at work

Getting help to manage at work: Access to Work

Slide1Last week I mentioned the Access to Work scheme and having been asked for more information about it, I thought it might be worth writing a short post on it. Most of the information I’ll be using can be found on the Access to Work website but to summarise: Continue reading Getting help to manage at work: Access to Work

Starting Out

hearing aid photoWelcome to Hear 2 Work!  A new blog dedicated to helping people with hearing loss, manage day-to-day at work.

I had a similar blog a few years ago on the Hearing Link website, but after a while, my own job became so busy that I found it difficult to set aside the time to write and, to be honest, I also started to run out of ideas! Now that I’ve got a little more free time, and also some greater freedom about the range of things I can write about, I thought I’d revisit the idea. Continue reading Starting Out