"I want to bring out the best of myself that I'm capable of".
Tamas Harta moved from Hungary to Germany in 2015 to start a new career. The 28-year-old has been severely hearing impaired since birth. His disability was no more of a hindrance to his training as a mechatronics technician at the Mercedes-Benz plant in Sindelfingen than it is for his position as a technician at the Mercedes-Benz plant in Düsseldorf. In his interview, the mechatronics technician with a passion for technology explains what working with hearing people is like, what his biggest challenges are and why eye contact is so important.
Without a hearing aid, Tamas Harta (28) hears almost nothing. His hearing impairment is hereditary. His wife, who he met on an EU exchange programme, is also hard of hearing, but both cope very well in their adopted home town of Düsseldorf. The father of two daughters, 3 and 1.5 years old, played football for the Hungarian deaf team before his career was ended by a series of injuries. These days, he keeps fit by cycling or hiking and enjoys exploring his new home town of Düsseldorf and the surrounding area with his family. The wildlife park is their preferred destination at the moment. As a brand, Mercedes-Benz has always appealed to the native Hungarian for three reasons: Design, AMG and Formula 1. When he is not being active outdoors, he enjoys watching basketball with his wife because the sport is very popular in Lithuania, where his wife is from, says Tamas.