People with hearing loss are twice more likely to suffer mental health issues than hearing people.
People with hearing loss are twice more likely to suffer mental health issues than hearing people. This is due to the fact that deafness can be a lonely and isolating disability. In addition we face numerous barriers and hurdles every day which can have an impact on our mental health.
So what can you do as managers to help support the mental wellbeing of your deaf/hearing impaired employees in the workplace?Here are my top ten tips:
Sarah Petherbridge is a disability awareness trainer and public speaker on disability, inclusion and mental health. If you would like to know more about how you can best support your employees, please contact her at email@example.com or via her website sarahpetherbridge.co.uk.