Hearing Aids May Not Meet Safety Standards

Stittleburg, Philip
April 2007
Fire Chief;Apr2007, Vol. 51 Issue 4, p18
Trade Publication
The article focuses on a legal case filed by Christopher Carleton in Massachusetts. He suffered hearing loss and has worn hearing aids to correct the deficiency. When he applied for a firefighting job, he was disqualified due to the result of his medical examinations. He filed an employment discrimination case. The Massachusetts antidiscrimination law makes it unlawful for employers to refuse to hire a handicap person, but gives consideration of avoiding exposing others to health risks.


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