Health Tip: Cope With Hearing Difficulties at Work

(HealthDay News) -- A hearing problem can make it difficult to be productive at work.

The AARP offers advice on what to do if this applies to you:

  • Ask for a desk that is away from background noise.

  • Reduce noise reverberations by placing a small rug under your chair or by installing noise-absorbing panels on your walls.

  • Request a phone with closed captioning or increased volume capability.

  • Consider noise cancelling earbuds.

  • Request an agenda before a meeting and a copy of the meeting notes afterward.