Case Study
Arbeits­platz­gestaltung für einen Goldschmied


The company is a craft or goldsmith company with a shop, workshop and six employees.

Disability and functional restriction of the employee:

The man is hard of hearing and only very limited acoustic information, such. B. speech and signals to perceive. Due to disability, therefore, audible information must be strengthened so that they can be perceived acoustically by the man again. It must be taken into account that noise must not be intensified in order not to further damage already-damaged hearing. The GdB (degree of disability) is 60.

Education and job:

The man is a trained goldsmith and has been working for a few years with his current employer.

Workplace and work duties:

The workplace of the goldsmith with hearing impairment is located in the workshop of the company. In the workshop, the goldsmith and his five colleagues work or process jewelery manually and mechanically. B. by hammering and grinding. The result is noise that makes it more difficult for the goldsmith with hearing impairment to perceive important acoustic information (speech, ringing signals, etc.). The employee therefore received suitable digital hearing aids with zoom and filter function for a better understanding of speech and filtering out of background noise or noise, which can also be used professionally in noise areas and for telephoning. Telephoning takes place for better communication via the T-coil of the hearing aid and the existing telephone in the workshop, the listener can send sufficient electromagnetic waves to the T-column of the hearing aid. The language can be perceived directly from the source without any background noise. The remaining restrictions can be reduced by a traffic light with a flashing light for the telephone bell, notes or sketches.

Assistive devices used:

Behind-the-ear hearing aids Landline phones Signaling devices (visual)

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Funding and participation:

The hearing aids were funded by the statutory health insurance or health insurance to compensate for the disability with a fixed amount. Since the person concerned also has to deal with noise-related speech at his workplace and at the same time has to be protected from noise, it was not possible to provide a hearing aid with a disability-adequate supply at a fixed amount. The additional demand for suitable hearing aids was therefore promoted by the pension insurance. The traffic signal system was funded by the Integration and Inclusion Office.

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Last Update: 3 Jul 2019