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Those with hearing loss make less money!

What is the best way to approach a co-worker who has a hearing problem?

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. 

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Jim Hankes February 08, 2013 at 01:29 PM
I am living proof that Chris Martin is spot on with the blog post. My advertising sales have doubled since I purchased hearing aids about 6 weeks ago. Now I can ask in-depth probing questions....and actually hear the answers. Hearing aids have changed my life, why didn't I get them 10 years ago?
Chris Martin February 08, 2013 at 01:38 PM
Congratulations in your success Jim...turns out when you invest in your own health, you always get a good return on your investment!
Jim Hankes February 08, 2013 at 01:40 PM
Heard that! :)
Tommaso Oak Park Trainer February 14, 2013 at 03:24 PM
Good thought here ! thank you for sharing ;)
tommaso February 14, 2013 at 03:25 PM
;) great post here! thank you for sharing.

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