Calling all New Zealand corporate and community leaders! Help break the silence around hearing loss by participating in Silent Leadership Challenge 2014.
You'll register online and seek sponsorship donations from your friends and colleagues. Then, on 1 August, you'll undertake four communication challenges wearing ear protectors to simulate deafness. Find out more, including what last year's participants had to say.
Letter to John Key 23 July 2014
New Zealand Government
In Scotland, people who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing are being asked to comment on the quality of the Commonwealth Games captioning. Spare a thought for us in New Zealand - we can’t comment on the quality as it is non-existent!
It begs the question: are Deaf or Hard of Hearing people in New Zealand even considered to be members of the Commonwealth?
As Prime Minister how do you intend to uphold our right to access and participate in the Commonwealth Games?
Regards, Louise Carroll
CEO, The National Foundation for the Deaf
Auditory Processing Disorder Reference Group announcement - 22 July 2014
Following completion of the review into Auditory Processing Disorder, which was completed by Sapere Research Group on behalf of the Ministries of Education and Health, an expert reference group is being established to progress many of the areas which were identified in the review report. Read more
During Hearing Week 2014 (24-30 March) we highlighted the important role technology plays in improving the quality of life of New Zealanders who are deaf or hearing imapired. While there's much to celebrate, we still have a long way to go in helping Kiwis like Annabel.
Caption It campaign
The Foundation has outlined the principles and plans that will guide its vision and work over the next seven years in the booklet Strategic Sounds: The National Foundation for the Deaf Strategic Plan 2020, published in 2013.
Read the booklet, or contact our CEO Louise Carroll.
The Challenge is on for NZ corporate and community leaders! Register today
Excessive noise is harmful to hearing. Our Safe Sound Indicator (SSI) helps children learn the importance of protecting their hearing - and gives teachers a tool to keep the noise levels down. Learn more Order now