Deaf Aotearoa New Zealand
Funding for Children's Hearing Aids
Hearing Therapy Services
National Health Board - Disability Support Services
New Zealand Audiological Society
New Zealand Federation for Deaf Children
Southern Region Paedatric Cochlear Implant Programme
Lisa McKenzie is available to visit the welfare centres and rest homes. She is able to repair hearing aid tubing, replace hearing aid batteries, and send hearing aids for repair. This service is cost free.
Please call Lisa on: Mob: 021 1042 681
Bay Audiology is pleased to announce that as of 1 March, our Christchurch Central, Upper Riccarton and Rangiora Clinics have all been structurally checked and are now open for business as normal. Our Ferrymead site, however, will be closed until further notice and will be administered in the interim from our Christchurch Central clinic at 120 Bealey Avenue. We are very happy to help any hearing aid wearers, should their normal clinic be closed.
Please contact Lachlan Keating, General Manager, Community Development, by text/phone: 021 540 172 or visit www.deaf.org.nz.
Applications for funding of children's hearing aids in the region covered by the Van Asch Deaf Education Centre should now be sent directly to Van Asch for checking, following the usual application process. This approval process had been temporarily changed following the Christchurch earthquake.
Hearing Technology are pleased to advise that none of our clinics in Canterbury have sustained any damage and are fully operational. Both Christchurch buildings in Shirley and Barrington have been inspected by structural engineers and have been certified as safe.
Our team is all on board and keen to see you again and help in any way we can. Phone us in Christchurch on 386 0388; Rangiora on 0508 120 120; Ashburton and Timaru on 03 688 8934 or 0800 142 142.
If you have relocated because of the earthquake you can still see us in any one of our branches including Auckland 09 520 1091.
LIFE Unlimited Hearing Therapy Services has services available in Christchurch. Please contact Bernadette Collins, Hearing Therapist, on 03 366 5497 or 0800 008 011 to arrange an appointment.
The purpose of this update is to let people know about services available for disabled people from the Canterbury region who need new or replacement equipment, or other services and support because of a sensory impairment or communication difficulty. Read update here
Audiologists in Christchurch have been severely affected during the earthquake; however many clinics have re-opened, depending on their location and the extent of the damage they have suffered. In the first instance, please contact your own audiologist for urgent queries and, if you are unable to reach them, please try another NZAS qualified professional in Christchurch - you can find a list of clinics on www.audiology.co.nz. Any urgent queries can be directed to Maree Gunn at firstname.lastname@example.org.
24 hour on call. Please contact Alan Bensley, President, on 0800 332 324 or text 027 214 6901 or email Kelly Davy, Secretary, on email@example.com
NZ Relay Text Message Service (Temporary): The NZ Relay Text Message Service is a temporary service that allows Deaf and Hearing Impaired users to contact NZ Relay via text to pass on a message. Click here for more info www.nzrelay.co.nz/How/TextMessage/.
Temporarily Removed Chargeable Call effective immediately through to 31st March 2011, all charges are waived on calls to/from cellular (mobile) networks. Click here for more info www.nzrelay.co.nz/About/ChchQuake/. For more information, please see our web site www.nzrelay.co.nz.
Official information and advice is available online from:
The Paediatric Programme has relocated for the foreseeable future to the adult Cochlear Implant Programme in Merivale. The address is:
Southern Cochlear Implant Programme
Block 1, Milford Chambers, 249 Papanui Road, Christchurch 8014
Ph: 0800 500 405
MAPping and other appointments will now proceed as normal. For families who need to stay overnight, accommodation is provided at a local motel within walking distance of the rooms. For more information, please email the Programme Administrator, Pauline Haggerty, on firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Facebook page for the Cochlear Implant Programme is available with ongoing news updates. The group page is: Southern Cochlear Implant Programme - Paediatric.
We look forward to re-establishment of our service with immediate effect.
From 28th March, Van Asch are able to provide technical Services for Children's Hearing Aids and FM systems. For further information see http://www.vanasch.school.nz/.