The National Council of and for Persons
with Disabilities

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Hearing loss and deafness

Supporting clients’ rights in the workplace

Employers have a duty, laid down by the United Nations, to make changes in the workplace to accommodate persons with disabilities.

After hiring someone with hearing loss severe enough to be classed as a disability, a diligent employer might request a functional report, which should clearly and concretely explain the impact of the person’s hearing loss and what must be done to accommodate it. But these reports are often just a clinical description of the hearing problem and difficult to understand for anyone outside the medical world.

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