Increasing Demand Calls For Increased Deaf And Hard Of Hearing Services

The demand in the hearing healthcare industry is rising, not in the field yet, perhaps considering a career change with more employment prospects? Or trying to decide on a major for a career with good job prosp

ects after graduation? Consider a career in relation to services for the deaf and hard of hearing.

According to the Hearing Loss Association of America, hearing loss is surpassed only by arthritis and heart disease as the most common physical condition. “And now is the time to provide education and eliminate barriers that keep these individuals from actively participating in life,” says Jo Black, Executive Director of the California organization, the Sacramento Independent Living Resource Center, Inc. (SILC). Discussed in this article are many of the needs of those who are deaf or hard of hearing, that in recognition of September as “Deaf Awareness month” and October as “Employment for Persons with Disabilities” month, aims to educate people about the issues/obstacles faced by the deaf or hard of hearing on a daily basis.