We feel our best when we do our best. At the top of our game is where we all want to be. This is as true in the workplace as it is on the baseball field. But to stay at the top of your game at work and in life, you need to stay primed – ready for that next big play. It requires staying alert; keeping your skills sharp; and hearing your best. That’s right – hearing your best.
Listening doesn’t typically come to mind as a highly coveted job skill. But the truth is, listening is one of the top skills employers look for in those being promoted, according to the International Listening Association. Both business practitioners and academics identify listening as one of the most important skills for an effective professional. Individual performance in an organization directly relates to listening ability or perceived listening effectiveness. And good listening skills are even tied to effective leadership.
Good Listening Skills are Key to Success
So if being at the top of your game – especially on the job – is what you’re after, pay attention to your hearing. Hearing your best is the first step to good listening skills. And good listening skills help pave the way to success.
For those with hearing loss: Be encouraged. Today’s modern, sleek, and virtually invisible hearing aids can help the vast majority of people with hearing loss. In fact, the days of letting unaddressed hearing loss stand in your way are long gone – and good riddance to them! Hearing aids and modest workspace accommodations enable almost everyone to hear their best so they can do well on the job. Today’s hearing aids are digital, wireless, and can be as discreet or as stylized as you choose. They allow you to hear from all directions and in all sorts of sound environments so you can more easily discern what people are saying. Most hearing aids now can stream sounds from your smartphones, computers, and televisions directly into your hearing aid…and at your hearing aid volume!
So whether you’re a mechanic, a plumber, a nurse, a teacher, an executive, a police officer, a customer service representative, an attorney, or in any line of work, there are hearing aid technologies and other approaches to dealing with hearing loss that can help. And remember, you are not alone. Roughly 60 percent of Americans with hearing loss are in the workforce overcoming the very same challenges you are.
Hearing Aids Really Do Help
Research shows that hearing aids really do help. A study by the Better Hearing Institute found that using hearing aids reduced the risk of income loss by 90 to 100 percent for those with milder hearing loss, and from 65 to 77 percent for those with severe to moderate hearing loss. What’s more, people with hearing loss who use hearing aids are nearly twice as likely to be employed as their peers who do not use hearing aids. And 8 out of 10 hearing aid users say they’re satisfied with the changes that have occurred in their lives specifically due to their hearing aids. From how they feel about themselves to positive changes in their work lives, relationships and other social interactions, hearing aid users are benefiting from today’s technology.
FREE Hearing Screening
Face it, hearing is a career imperative. You’ve got too much game in you to slow down now. So play at the top of your game. Stay at the top of your game. Contact The Jackson Hearing Center TODAY at 731-660-5511 or at hearingmemphis.com to schedule an appointment for a FREE HEARING SCREENING and DEMONSTRATION of today’s hearing aid technology and learn how you can hear your best today.