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Is renting a more efficient market model ?

Recently, there has been a lot of talk about the way our economy is changing. But not in a way only experts could understand, since the focus of the attention were actually our spending habits. You may have noticed a rise of a certain trend – people starting to buy less and rent more. Those who do it are convinced their way is much more efficient, but others aren’t as sure. In what follows we are going to talk about the efficiency of the rental model.

First we are going to take a look at what the old model looked like and then compare it with the new one. The old model was heavily based on ownership. It was a direct result of capitalism and the rise of the consumerist society. We produced a lot of goods and came up with ways to convince people they needed them. As a result, we all wanted to own a house packed with stuff we could use in our everyday lives, as well as occasionally, like in case we wanted to go camping, skiing or scuba diving. Practically the only things we rented were vehicles, accommodation and things we needed for bigger events like weddings.

Nowadays we have a lot more options when it comes to renting. We have Uber, a platform we can use to rent other people’s cars instead of taxis. We have Airbnb, a platform intended for renting other people’s homes instead of rooms in hotels. But we also have Rentuu, a platform that allows us to rent other people’s stuff instead of buying it. As a result, people are getting used to checking if there is anything available for rent before they even start considering purchasing the item in question.

But is this a more efficient model? So far, it seems that it works a lot better than the old one, and for two reasons. Firstly, people are spending less money on things they don’t use that often. Second, they have less stuff and are thus more flexible and relaxed. Also, the market is changing to accommodate for this business model. All in all, it seems only good things have been happening since we started renting more.

How hearing loss can negatively influence your work

Many people experience some form of hearing loss as they age. When their hearing deteriorates, seniors often find that their work suffers for it. Some are reluctant to seek help, or even admit that age has that effect on them, despite being aware of the problem. Due to pride or the inability to admit something is happening, people take a long time to address the problem, and hearing loss develops unwanted consequences on their jobs. One solution are hearing aids like Amplifons, but not everyone want to use them for the most disparate reasons. 

Here are just some of the ways in which hearing loss can negatively influence your work.

Work complications

A lot of complications can arise in your job due to hearing loss. You might mishear some instructions, fail to hear an order, etc. This had direct implications in the quality of your work. Incomplete communication can also cause your colleagues to become distanced from your, especially if they aren’t aware that you suffer from hearing loss. Hearing loss also impacts memory and the ability to learn new tasks negatively.

Irritability and anger

The implications of hearing loss reach far beyond hearing alone. They can have far-reaching psychological consequences. People who have problems hearing are often irritable and angry. Such negativity isn’t surprising seeing that hearing is one of the senses we use to make sense of the world. And when a person is angry and irritable, their job satisfaction plummets and it also has effects on the people around them.

Isolation

Hearing loss, if left untreated, can cause colleagues at work to isolate themselves. And the person who suffers from hearing loss also often tends to avoid social situations. Socializing and having a good relationship with your colleagues is an important part of the work experience, and without it, you will be less productive, and will feel alone and rejected.

These are just some of the reasons why, if you think your hearing is going, you must react right away. Getting treatment or using a hearing aid is no big deal these days, so you don’t have to feel bad or ashamed. It is better to nip the problem in the bud than to have to suffer the consequences of ignoring it.