Become a Hearing Loss Aware Business

We're encouraging organisations to make a commitment to New Zealand's Deaf and Hard of Hearing community.

By hanging this poster, and making sure all staff are aware of these simple communication strategies, you'll be helping to make things just a little easier for our community.

Handy Communication Strategies and Resources

The Buddy Card / Visual Cue Cards

Use the Buddy Card as a visual reference to easily explain to others your needs and how to be more hearing loss aware.


You can also use your Buddy Card to gain free entry to selected Event Cinemas on Tuesdays to watch movies with captioning.

Request your buddy card, today.

Hearing Loss Aware Communication Tips

This poster provides hearing loss aware communication tips to those in your environment. 


It's a great way to remind everyone that even small changes can make a huge difference.

NZSL Fingerspelling


Learn to fingerspell in New Zealand Sign Language! 

Download this easy to follow fingerspelling poster and use it as a practical training resource.

Hearing Aids

Buy Hearing Aid Batteries

at an Affordable Price

Our Hearing Aid Battery Store sells hearing aid batteries at an affordable price.


By purchasing from our store, you'll also be helping to support our community.

Apply for a
Hearing Aid Grant

Thanks to the generous support of our community NFDHH are now able to offer 100 Hearing Aid Grants of $500 each.  

Applications are now open. 


Check your eligibility and apply for a grant by clicking the button below. 

Donate to the

Hearing Aid Fund

NFDHH wants to help hard of hearing Kiwis who are facing financial hardship to purchase new hearing aids. 


You can help us to make a difference by donating to the Hearing Aid Fund.

Here to Help

Request a Call from NFDHH

We’re here to help. Sometimes, having someone to talk to can make a huge difference.


We would love to know how you’re going and if there is anything we can support you.

Support Line - Free Counselling

The following support services are available and free to access.

  • Need to talk? Free call or text 1737 any time for support from a trained counsellor.

  • Lifeline – 0800 543 354 (0800 LIFELINE) or free text 4357 (HELP).

  • Youthline – 0800 376 633, free text 234, email talk@youthline.co.nz or online chat.

  • Samaritans – 0800 726 666.

Our Member Organisations

Our member organisations provide a range of services for the Deaf and hard of hearing.


Learn more by going to Our Member Organisations page.

Connect With Your Community

Our online community is a platform where our community shares

information, wisdom, humour, and kindness.


Join up with our online NFDHH Facebook Community.


Keep up with the latest NFDHH news and insights through our instagram feed.



Join our NFDHH Meetups and come together to meet new people, and most importantly, have fun.

Caring for Your Hearing

Take a Free Online Hearing Test

It's important to monitor your hearing regularly.


Learn more about your hearing health by taking a free online hearing check.

Weekly Listening Allowance

Did you know our ears have a weekly listening allowance?


Use our poster to stay on top of your safe listening levels.

Safe Sound


Safe Sound Indicators are a great way to become more aware of the harmful noise in your environment. 


The easy to follow traffic light indicator highlights when noise is potentially dangerous.

Suppliers of Assistive Deaf and Hard of Hearing Technology

Deaf Equip

Access assistive devices for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing such as, vibrating alarms, baby monitors, and phones.

NZ Relay

On the 1st of February 2021, captioning and relay services for taking phone calls currently provided by CapTel, will be replaced by the NZ Relay app for mobile phones and tablets.

Reid Technology

Reid Technology Ltd is New Zealand's largest supplier of audiology products and accessories.

Address: Level 1, 149-155 Parnell Road,

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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