Hearing Matters Magazine

Our annual issue is coming out this September 2021.

Hearing Matters Magazine is now an annual magazine that is realeased every September.


The magazine highlights news and stories about our community. 


Below, you can request a copy of our most recent issue.

September 2020 Issue​

2020 was a tumultuous year, but because of our amazing community, we were able to accomplish incredible things.

Topics covered in this issue include: 


  • How we supported our community during COVID-19, and whether New Zealand's response was accessible to the Deaf and hard of hearing.

  • Our Youth Advisory Group, four talented young people who are passionate about supporting other young Kiwis who are Deaf or hard of hearing.

  • Our Hearing Screening Programme, and its continued expansion across the country.

  • The integration of Te Reo Māori and NZSL, and why this was such important work.

You can download a PDF here or read online here. 

Access news and inspirational stories from our community!

Order your copy, download or read online today.

Our March 2020 Issue:

Our Hearing Awareness Month

This special edition features Hearing Awareness Month 2020, in-depth articles about the latest innovations and inspirational stories connected with the Deaf and hard of hearing community.


Topics covered in this issue include: 


  • A low-down on our Hearing Awareness Month activities, including upcoming Community Meetups. 

  • An interview with the CEO of local tech company Kara Technologies, who are in the process of creating a sign language avatar that can create realistic and vivid translations into New Zealand Sign Language.

  • An in-depth piece on the Deaf and hard of hearing experience of music, featuring quotes from a Deaf DJ, and talented sign language interpreters who have performed at the concerts of world-famous celebrities. 


You can request a hard copy here or download a PDF here.

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