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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or online chat.
Samaritans – 0800 726 666.
Connect With Your Community
Our online community is a platform where our community shares
information, wisdom, humour, and kindness.
Caring for Your Hearing
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
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.