Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing refers to individuals who experience a range of hearing loss, from mild to profound, which can impact their ability to communicate and perceive auditory information. Deaf individuals typically have severe to profound hearing loss and often rely on sign language or other visual communication methods. Hard-of-hearing individuals may have mild to severe hearing loss and often use hearing aids or other assistive devices to enhance their hearing capabilities. Both groups may require accommodations, such as captioning or interpreting services, to fully participate in various settings and activities. Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing awareness can lead to a more inclusive work environment, ensuring that everyone’s needs are met. Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing accommodations, such as sign language interpreters or captioning services, can facilitate clear communication between all team members. Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing sensitivity training can help hearing colleagues better understand the challenges faced by their deaf peers and foster a more empathetic and supportive workplace.
- by Access Force