This money will be used to fund our projects in 2020 and beyond to do with research, education and support.
Improving the quality of life for all persons with a hearing loss.
Hearing New Zealand works to improve the lives of the 880,000+ people in New Zealand living with a hearing loss. Our 22 branches across the country offer numerous services in their communities including free hearing checks, unbiased advice and a calendar of events. We are also advocates for the deaf and hearing impaired, promoting inclusivity and accessibility.
We work to educate people (particularly youth) about noise-induced hearing loss and how to keep their hearing safe. Global data shows that one in five young people have a hearing loss and this number is likely to double over the next 30 years. We'd like to prevent this predicted increase through educating young people and changing attitudes around safe listening.
Lastly, we recognise the importance of research in improving the lives of those living with a hearing loss but also in prevention. We commission our own research projects as well and support other hearing-related research so that we can make positive changes.
Our mission is to improve the quality of life for all persons with a hearing loss.
We want to advance their interests and welfare and that of their family, whānau and all who support them.