Perceived Differences of Workplace Noise

June 20, 2024

In the realm of workplace communication, establishing a positive impression, especially when engaging with superiors, is paramount. However, recent research underscores a concerning disparity between employees and employers in this regard.

 A survey conducted among 1,500 employees and nearly 500 benefits professionals focused on assessing perceptions of workplace noise. The findings highlight a significant divergence in how noise levels are perceived by workers compared to employers.

 Key insights from the survey include:

 – More than 50% of employees reported needing to raise their voices for over an hour daily due to high noise levels in their workplace.

 – 36% of respondents indicated dealing with a noisy work environment for at least three hours each day.

 – Remarkably, close to 80% of employers believe their workplaces are seldom noisy, showcasing a notable disconnect from the experiences of their employees.

 The survey also brought to light concerns regarding potential health implications linked to noisy work environments. Nearly half of the participants expressed worries about the adverse effects on their hearing, despite fewer than a quarter having undergone hearing checks in the past two years.

 Additionally, many employees revealed apprehensions about disclosing hearing impairments, fearing repercussions such as employer scrutiny or concerns about being perceived as older if they were to use hearing aids.

 Improving one’s hearing can significantly enhance daily life, both professionally and personally. At Harmony Hearing, we encourage individuals who suspect they may have hearing loss to visit us. Whether you are overdue for a hearing evaluation or are exploring options for improving your hearing, we offer a wide array of solutions designed to meet your needs.

 Our team is dedicated to providing compassionate care and comprehensive support throughout your journey to better hearing. We believe you will be pleasantly surprised by the advancements in hearing aid technology and the positive impact they can have on your life

Published By: Tina. Edited By: Abbey

Harmony Hearing

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