HearPeers Heroes Matt Posted May 19, 2013 HearPeers Heroes Report Share Posted May 19, 2013 Just wondering what everyone does to pay the bills? Has your hearing loss influenced your choice of job? Has your CI (or will your planned CI) change what you do at work or even motivate you to change career? I had adult onset hearing loss and so it didn't affect my choice of career. I'm a Registered Nurse and Midwife. My CI has allowed me to continue my career and return to periods of management which I had excluded myself from in the past due to my hearing loss. I now use the phone better than I have in the last 15 years and even in our open plan office my hearing is pretty good. I'm lucky that my patients are generally older so they often have hearing loss themselves and talk loudly. Where I work has one of the highest percentages of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) people in Australia so English is not their first language. I still sometimes struggle when listening to someone who has a great English vocabulary but a strong accent. They tend to do like the locals and talk really fast. Has anyone suffered any discrimination at work due their hearing loss? Looking forward to finding out more about you. Matt Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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