LYE at Work


Love Your Ears is an awareness campaign to tackle the stigma around hearing loss and to highlight the impact hearing loss can have on well-being and productivity in the workplace.

LYE at Work

‘We need people to start talking about hearing loss at work.  It’s a workplace taboo that needs addressing.  Embarrassment and fear of a negative reaction cause far too many to stay silent, missing out on readily accessible help and basic support.”

Dr Hilary Jones
GP & Medical Broadcaster
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Watch how two workers were left stunned after taking part in an experiment designed to replicate what it’s like to deal with hearing difficulties in the office. 

This experiment showed how workers not only miss important details, their emotional health and behaviour can be negatively impacted, too. 

Our Hearing Loss in the Workplace Research Findings

With hearing loss and deafness affecting 1 in 5 people in the UK, it’s important that we talk about our hearing where most of us spend most of our time: at work.

But we know that doesn’t always happen.

When we surveyed people across the UK*, many said they had felt reluctant to tell people at work about their hearing loss, due to either:

  • Feeling embarrassed
  • Fear of being seen as not up to the job
  • Worrying about looking unprofessional

And nationwide research** has found that: 61% of employed adults, aged 18-65+, say they worry about their hearing & 1 in 5 say hearing issues have held them back at work. 

That's why we're encouraging everyone to Love Your Ears At Work by being aware of the simple steps we can take to support hearing in the workplace.

Love Your Ears At Work

Better Hearing At Work E-Guide

Download this useful guide.  It gives employers and employees an overview of common hearing challenges at work and practical steps for overcoming them.

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About our research

*2,000 employed adults from across the UK were surveyed by OnePoll.  **2,945 people with hearing loss were surveyed by Hidden Hearing in March 2023