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.
NFDHH will continue to expand the Hearing Screening and Safe Listening Education Programme in secondary schools. Throughout the month of March, we will be conducting free hearing screenings for Year 9 students and educating young people about the risks of noise-induced hearing loss.
There are many ways you can get involved during Hearing Awareness Month. Sign up to our newsletter to be the first to know about NFDHH’s events for Hearing Awareness Month 2021 near you.
Hearing Awareness Month 2020
Make Listening Safe
In March 2020, NFDHH launched the Make Listening Safe Education Programme in 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.
Hearing loss can significantly impact someone's life 24/7. For Hearing Awareness Month, NFDHH is 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!
Hearing Matters Magazine is where you can find everything to do with hearing loss and hearing health in New Zealand.
Every March, NFDHH publishes a bumper edition for Hearing Awareness Month, which outlines our events and activities throughout the month. You can sign up to receive Hearing Matters Magazine here.
World Hearing Day
The World Health Organisation opens Hearing Awareness Month with World Hearing Day on the 3rd of March. In 2020, WHO’s focus was 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.