A major factor in youth hearing loss is ongoing exposure to loud noises, such as listening to personal devices on headphones too loudly and for too long.
Noise-induced hearing loss is irreversible and completely preventable. To ensure young people are aware of the risks, we have developed the Make Listening Safe Programme that focuses on educating young people about noise-induced hearing loss and how to protect their precious hearing.
If you would like to receive information about this programme, please register your interest here. and if you want to support our programme please donate here.
NFDHH Youth Ambassador
has a message for Kiwi kids
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.