What can be changed?

Here are a few areas to consider changing at the workplace in order to improve overall hearing conditions:

Meetings

Are there good acoustics and lighting in the conference room? Are meetings held without outside noise interruptions?

Are proper meeting practices followed? Is just one person allowed to speak at a time? Is there a moderator? Can everyone see who is speaking?

Noise

Is there noise that can be eliminated or minimised?

Is it possible to speak without interruption on the telephone, without background conversation and other noise?

Communication

Are messages given quickly in passing, or is there a message system that works well for everybody?

Working environment

Is yours a working environment in which the demands placed correspond with the resources available?

Is there a positive overall tone at the workplace, or does bullying and harassment take place among colleagues?