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Fact sheet: Affect on hearing when driving a heavy vehicle

Mild to moderate hearing loss may not affect a person’s ability to drive safely. People who have a hearing loss often compensate by being more cautious and more attentive to visual cues. Those with hearing aids should wear them when driving.

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What consumers really think about Disability Employment Services

The voice of consumers with disability has, up until this point, largely been absent in the development of employment policy designed to maximise economic participation – our participation. It is clear from the findings of this national collated report that this can no longer continue if Australia is serious about closing the 30 percentage point workforce participation rate gap1 which exists between people with disability and those without.

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Labour force activities, barriers and enablers for people with a hearing loss

People who want to participate in the labour force and have a hearing loss face challenges that are unfamiliar to most of their hearing peers: for some, the barriers become evident start at or before the process of searching for work and, for many, they become more acute during the selection process or at work.

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