Accommodating hearing impaired
Providing an agenda, presentation handouts and other written materials is also a good idea.Try to inform others in the meeting that they should avoid talking over each other and participate one at a time so it is clear who the speaker is.However, employers are not expected to provide any accommodations you request, or accommodations that would result in undue hardship (i.e., significant difficulty or expense) to the company.And of course employers should not assume that all persons with a hearing loss will require the same accommodation or even any accommodation at all. An employer has a duty to provide a reasonable accommodation that is effective to remove a barrier to your being successful on the job.The employment rate among the deaf/Ho H is only 48%.This is partly due to a lack of welcoming and inclusive workplaces where deaf/Ho H employees feel comfortable.
There are also federal tax credits and deductions to help offset the cost of accommodations, and some states may offer similar incentives.
It is important that deaf/Ho H employees have access to all training materials to have a fair chance at succeeding in their new job.
An employee’s workspace and set up should also be discussed.
However, an employer may not claim undue hardship solely because it is unable to obtain an accommodation at little or no cost or because it is ineligible for a tax credit or deduction.
Even if a particular accommodation would result in undue hardship, however, an employer should not assume that no accommodation is available.