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Does anybody know of companies who hire people who are hard of hearing?

I am 23, I have a college degree from a well respected college in sports marketing, and I do have some useful hearing (not for a phone). There is too much interaction in sports marketing so I don't see that as a possibility. This is fairly new and is the result of a surgery so I am completely lost. Any ideas will be greatly appreciated, please help! I know that a company cannot legally discriminate against me and that my best job options are ones that do not include talking on the phone or much customer interaction: What are some possibilities for these type of jobs though? I spend hours each day looking.

Asked By: bennytwo5 - 1/26/2007
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A lot of companies will still hire you. Just be upfront about your hearing loss and what you can and can't do. If you're well qualified for the job they may be willing to make adjustments so you can work for them... More
Answered By: starsmoak - 1/26/2007
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A company cannot legally deny employment due to a disability. See Americans with Disabilities Act, www.usdoj.gov/crt/ada/pubs/ada.txt I would suggest that you seek a job in some field which does not require good hearing...
Answered By: Joe U - 1/26/2007
 
You have several open possibilities, as you should already know then with your degree, that employers cannot discredit you because of your disabilities, fact is most employers give more credit. The fact that you have some hearing shold be a joy to yourself and to most if not all employers. Good luck.
Answered By: num1huckfinn - 1/26/2007
 
First, I am not an ADA lawyer but I thought that under that law whatever company did employ you before you lost hearing is supposed to try to make reasonable accomodations for you by getting you amplified phones or a transcription service etc. However, if that is impossible then they are supposed to try to change your... More
Answered By: Matt M - 1/26/2007
 
Contact Galludet University (Washington, DC) , which is for people that are deaf. They should have some decent suggestions. They might recommend that you learn to sign. That would need to be your decision, but they probably do have some good insight on this subject regardless.
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