Labour force activities, barriers and enablers for people with a hearing loss : the workforce barriers and incentives study

Ageing Disability Employment Workforce diversity Australia

This survey-based Australian study contributes to the small contemporary literature on the problems that people with a hearing loss face in the labour force and some solutions to them. It focuses not only on barriers to labour force participation and success, but also on the things that help people with a hearing loss to overcome those barriers and succeed. The study is unique in the sense that the only studies published since 2000 have concentrated on people with a hearing loss, and both of those studies used administrative data from a US job placement scheme for people with a disability. There have apparently been no recent studies that ask people with a hearing loss about their own experiences finding, retaining, and being successful at work. This study thus fills a surprising gap in the contemporary literature.

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