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It is estimated that there are more than 28 million Americans who are deaf or hard of hearing. Hearing loss is the reduced ability to hear sound and may develop for various reasons. An individual may have a congenital loss from childhood or an adult illness that can result in total loss or a degree of hearing loss. The effects of aging, acute injury, or progressive loss over time due to excessive or prolonged exposure to noise may also result in hearing loss for some people. Individuals who may be deaf, hard of hearing or experiencing hyperacusis or tinnitus may require work-site accommodations to enable successful performance of essential job functions. Accommodations will not always be necessary, nor will they always be effective.

Accommodations are evaluated on a case-by-case basis. We have compiled a non-inclusive list of limitations that result in common accommodation situations. In addition, you can find more information at JAN's A to Z Webpage.

Please select the limitation that corresponds with the individual needing an accommodation below.

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