Hearing Loss in the Workforce

According to the Hearing Loss Association, approximately 48 million Americans (20%) self-report some form of hearing difficulty. It is the third most common physical condition behind arthritis and heart disease affecting people of all ages. These are pretty important numbers since 60% of these individuals are in the active workforce. Many are postponing retirement and stay actively involved in business, mentoring, and education. Some of these hard-working individuals benefit with help from properly fitted hearing instruments, while others are just ‘getting by.’

But at what cost?

For those who live and work with untreated hearing loss, the Better Hearing Institute (BHI) notes that household income is negatively impacted by an average of $12,000 a year. The use of hearing instruments may increase earning potential by as much as 50% (Better Hearing Institute) of the difference. In short, the cost is great and that is just financially speaking.

Here are some of the other benefits of addressing hearing issues:

 – Improve job performance
 – Gain sense of control
 – Enhance communication skills
 – Improve professional and interpersonal relationships
 – Improve overall quality of life

The professionals at Wyoming Otolaryngology are the leading hearing health experts offering full hearing evaluations, review of test results with you and preferably with a significant other, and discussion of solutions (appropriate medical or non- medical). They are leading in current technologies with limitless potential to connect to the workplace, interpersonal communication, software, and noise reduction that at times will outdo the person with normal hearing in difficult listening situations.

The good news is that there are effective ways to improve your quality of life, manage hearing loss at work, and increase earning potential. With state of the art technology and care provided by the professionals at Wyoming Otolaryngology, you and your loved ones will gain answers and solutions to hearing loss challenges, combined with a continual source of support.

Ready to start the conversation? Contact Wyoming Otolaryngology​ to schedule a hearing test today: 307-577-4240

Chere Fourie, AU.D, CCC-A, F-AAA

Wyoming Otolaryngology is pleased to welcome Chere Fourie to our team.

Chere earned her Bachelor of Science in Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology and Deaf Studies in 2014 and her Clinical Doctorate in Audiology in 2018 from Towson University, Maryland.

She is a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and a fellow of the American Academy of Audiology.

She is Board Certified through the American Board of Audiology. Her special interests include adult and pediatric diagnostics, hearing instrument services, electrophysiologic testing, tinnitus, and sign language.

In her spare time, Chere enjoys reading, spending time outdoors, and exploring new places in Wyoming.