Hearing Matters Magazine

Our magazine, Hearing Matters, is released annually.

Hearing Matters highlights news and stories relating to the hearing sector, so our community members and donors can stay informed. Below, you can request a copy of our most recent issue.

September 2020 Issue​

It's been a tumultuous year, but because of our amazing community we have been able to accomplish incredible things.

During COVID-19 restrictions, we created new offerings in response to requests from our members. These  included our Hearing Aid Battery Store, and the Hearing Aid Fund, which provides essential technology to New Zealanders.

Topics covered in this issue include: 


  • How we supported our community during COVID-19, and whether New Zealand's response was accessible to the Deaf and hard of hearing.

  • Our Youth Advisory Group, four talented young people who are passionate about supporting other young Kiwis who are Deaf or hard of hearing.

  • Our Hearing Screening Programme, and it's continued expansion across the country.

  • The integration of Te Reo Māori and NZSL, and why this was such important work.



You can request a hard copy here, download a PDF here or read online here

Isolation is an everyday challenge for Deaf and hard of hearing Kiwis.

Help them connect with friends and loved ones. 

Our March Issue:

Hearing Awareness Month

This special edition will keep you in the loop about what's happening this Hearing Awareness Month and all the ways you can get involved!


It also features in-depth articles about the latest innovations and inspirational stories connected with the Deaf and hard of hearing community.


Some topics covered in the magazine include:


  • An interview with the CEO of local tech company Kara Technologies, who are in the process of creating a sign language avatar that can create realistic and vivid translations into New Zealand Sigh Language.

  • An in-depth piece on the Deaf and hard of hearing experience of music, featuring quotes from a Deaf DJ, and talented sign language interpreters who have performed at the concerts of world-famous celebrities. 


You can download the PDF here.

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Parnell, Auckland, 1152

PO Box 37729 Parnell, Auckland 1151, New Zealand

Phone: 09 307 2922 or 0800 867 446 

Email: enquiries@nfd.org.nz

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