The National Foundation for Deaf and Hard of Hearing is an established and trusted charity who advocate for hearing wellbeing. The Foundation focuses on supporting and improving the lives of the 880,000+ New Zealanders who are Deaf or hard of hearing, and on raising awareness of risks of preventable hearing loss.
What we believe
We believe that experience of hearing loss should be visible and understood in New Zealand.
We believe that everyone with a hearing loss should have access to communications technologies, tools and services that enable them to communicate and connect with others.
We believe no one should be at risk of losing their hearing due to noise exposure or other preventable causes, and that every New Zealander should know the risks.
What we do
We advocate for vital services and support for people living with a hearing loss.
We connect people by sharing their unique stories and experiences.
We educate people about their hearing health.
We rehabilitate by helping people to access testing, information, technology and support.