Are you considering hiring someone who is deaf, deafened or hard of hearing? Congratulations, you've made the right decision. Here are a few useful things you should know. We can also provide greater depth of information about your particular circumstances if you contact us. To get in touch, simply click the 'Contact Us' button above.
You've Made The Right Decision
Employees with disabilities are well known for being loyal, professional and hard working. Moreover, hiring a person with a disability means you're hiring a specialist in problem solving - someone who has spent a great deal of time working around unique and difficult obstacles. Studies have shown that most employers who hire someone with a disability are happy with their decision.
Breaking The Communication Barrier
When hiring someone who is deaf or hard of hearing, you're naturally going to wonder about communication. Given the wide variety of approaches, techniques and technology, you'll soon find that communication is not as much of a problem as you thought. You'll be communicating, effectively even, but you'll just be communicating differently than what you're used to, and it'll be so easy. Our Employment Services program can help give you an idea of what's involved.
Free Guide for Employers
The Canadian Hearing Society also publishes a guide for employers which can help you get started with hiring a deaf, deafened or hard of hearing employee. You can download it by clicking the following link: