This webinar will focus on career success research in the general population, Dr. Baldridge’s current research on career success after hearing loss, and participants’ own employment experiences. We will discuss the types of jobs, tasks, and organizational contexts in which people with hearing loss are more likely to be successful. We will also discuss day-to-day behaviors associated with workplace success, including management of supervisors, coworkers, and accommodations. Guided by Dr. Baldridge’s current research findings, we will discuss post-hearing loss quests for meaningful work and big picture answers to “Who am I?”, “Am I still successful?” as well as redefinition of oneself (e.g., I am now both a person with a disability and a successful professional) and career success (e.g., I now care about service to society as much as I care about material success).
Professor, Oregon State University
David C. Baldridge, BGS, MBA, Ph.D. is a deafened, bilateral cochlear implant user who has had hearing loss since early childhood. As a professor at Oregon State University and NTID research associate at Rochester Institute for Technology, he has studied the workplace experiences of people with hearing loss. David has... Read More >