March is Hearing Awareness Month
Hearing Awareness Month is all about putting a spotlight on hearing health and raising awareness for the experiences of 880,000+ New Zealanders who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing.
This March, we are looking forward to an action packed and fun-filled month. A big focus for the month is making listening safe, especially for Kiwi kids who are at risk of losing their hearing due to listening to personal devices on headphones for too long and too loudly.
NFDHH will continue to expand the Youth Hearing Loss Awareness and Prevention Programme in secondary schools throughout the month of March, which provides free hearing screenings to Year 9 students and educates young people about the risks of Noise Induced Hearing Loss.
There are many ways you can get involved this Hearing Awareness Month. What are you waiting for?
Make Listening Safe
This March, NFDHH is rolling out the Youth Hearing Loss Awareness and Prevention Programme to more secondary schools across New Zealand.
The programme focuses on educating young people about the risks of Noise Induced Hearing Loss, as well as providing free hearing screenings to year 9 students.
We Ran for the #1in5
We ran Round the Bays 2020 on the 8th of March, to raise awareness for the 1 in 5 young people worldwide who live with hearing loss. Click the button below to check out a collection of photos from our fun run in the sunshine!
Meetup at Movies in Parks
Looking for some summer fun? There are 20 captioned films playing at Auckland Council's Movies in Parks, and you're invited!
Get along to our first NFDHH Community Meetup on the 13th of March and enjoy the film Yesterday under the stars with us at Glover Park, St Heliers.
Hearing loss can significantly impact someone's life 24/7. This March, we're inviting you to walk in the shoes of someone with hearing loss for just 30 minutes.
Gather a group together for a morning tea or lunch and wear earplugs for 30 minutes - while carrying out the Take 30 activities. We provide everything you need to run your event, just bring the people and the cupcakes!
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Join the Hearing Accredited Programme this March.
As part of the programme, we offer free hearing screenings to up to 50 employees. It's a great opportunity for employees to learn more about their hearing health and to monitor any changes.
NFDHH is also collating screening data, as part of a five year study, to get a better understanding of the levels of hearing loss in New Zealand workplaces.
The World Health Organisation is highlighting that timely and effective interventions can help ensure that people with hearing loss are able to achieve their full potential.
At all life stages access to communication and good hearing health connects us to each other, our communities, and the world. For those who have hearing loss, appropriate and timely interventions are essential for access to education, employment and communication.
In the spirit of WHO's Hearing for Life theme, NFDHH are running Round the Bays (March 8th) to raise awareness for youth hearing loss and the importance of caring for your hearing for life.
NFDHH is also getting behind WHO's theme with free hearing screenings at 3 secondary schools in the month of March. And, in the workplace, NFDHH will be providing training to employers, as part of our Hearing Accredited Programme, to ensure all employees' hearing health is front of mind.
World Hearing Day March 3rd
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