It’s always a delicate situation to tell a co-worker they have a problem that is affecting their productivity. And if that problem involves their poor hearing, they may be even more touchy about it.
One way to broach the subject, and appeal to their inherent need to make money and keep their job in this uncertain economy, is to remind them that people with hearing problems make less money.
A recent study by Sergei Kochkin, Ph.D. found that people with hearing loss earn roughly $12,000 per year less than those with good hearing, depending on the degree of hearing loss. While that is not surprising, the same study found that correcting your hearing loss with hearing aids cut this loss of income in half! SO the moral for your co-worker here is to get help fast. Not only will it help them hear better but the advice will put money in their pocket!. Many insurance companies do have hearing aids benefits, but if your policy doesn’t provide for this coverage, you can still use your health savings account. In today’s economic times, one can’t afford to miss a thing.