Costs of Hearing Loss Are Both Financial and Personal

Employees with hearing loss experience isolation and have worse career outcomes, but stigmas keep them from seeking assistance. What can companies and individuals do?

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May is Better Hearing and Speech Month. OK, but why am I, as a financial expert, writing an article about hearing loss? I’m doing this because I want to bring awareness to a huge problem that has significant financial impacts on corporations and individuals alike.

How Big Is the Issue of Hearing Loss?

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Neale Godfrey, Financial Literacy Expert
President & CEO, Children's Financial Network Inc.

Neale Godfrey is a New York Times #1 best-selling author of 27 books, which empower families (and their kids and grandkids) to take charge of their financial lives. Godfrey started her journey with The Chase Manhattan Bank, joining as one of the first female executives, and later became president of The First Women's Bank and founder of The First Children's Bank. Neale pioneered the topic of "kids and money," which took off after her 13 appearances on "The Oprah Winfrey Show." www.nealegodfrey.com