‘Credit crunch’ also affects older returners to work

It’s not just current employees who are affected by the credit crunch (‘Crunch time for employers as staff suffer’, Personnel Today, 1 July).

More older people are returning to work, with the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics showing an 8.6% increase in employment among those aged over 65.

Productivity and morale may be affected not just by economic conditions, but by hearing problems in old age. RNID, the charity for deaf and hard of hearing people, has produced a pack for employers explaining the financial impact of untreated age-related hearing loss and offers quick tips on how to prevent problems before they arise.

I would encourage readers to visit the website to order a free pack and to find out more about hearing loss in the workplace.

Donna Tipping, senior campaigner, RNID

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