We support the rights of Hearing Impaired New Zealanders.
Over 700,000 New Zealanders are Hearing Impaired. We support the rights of people with hearing loss, and uphold the UN Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities.
We work as a consortium with our eight member organisations to provide support, encourage hearing preservation, and promote good sound.
We're delighted to announce a new Challenge event for corporate and community leaders - the Silent Leadership Challenge 2013 - to raise awareness and funds for the the Foundation. Find out more.
Are you a NZ-based adult with hearing loss? Canterbury University Master of Audiology Students are conducting a study about how adults with hearing impairment living in New Zealand perceive their quality of life. Find out more.
A major breakthrough in the understanding of hearing and noise-induced hearing loss has been made by hearing scientists from three Pacific Rim universities. The research was part-funded by The Deafness Research Foundation. Read the full article.
Louise will be assisting IFHOH and its members in its work with the UN Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities. The Foundation is one of 45 IFHOH members from 29 countries.
Four-year-old Tyler had fluid in both ears that is stopping his ear drums from vibrating to sound, and he needed grommets to assist with regaining his hearing. But his family was advised it would be at least 6 months before he could get an appointment to be assessed for surgery.
The Foundation and Project HIEDI have responded to the reported need for 2000 babies to be recalled for hearing screening tests after the Ministry of Health discovered “irregularities” in its national Newborn Hearing Screening Programme.
The Foundation’s Human Rights Class Action on behalf of ten ACC Claimants has been lodged with the Director of Proceedings for the Human Rights Commission and we await their response to our request for legal assistance with the case when it is heard by the Human Rights Review Tribunal.