Join us for Hearing Awareness Month 2021!

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.

In 2021, NFDHH is looking forward to another action-packed and fun-filled March. ​Our activities include:




There are many ways you can get involved during Hearing Awareness Month, read on to learn more. 

What's happening this Hearing Awareness Month.

Hearing Health Workshops

This Hearing Awareness Month we are inviting you and your workplace to prioritise hearing health and to learn more about supporting employees who are Deaf or hard of hearing.


Choose from one of two hearing awareness workshops:


  • Workshop 1: Hearing Health 

  • Workshop 2: Deaf Awareness & Basics in New Zealand Sign Language 

Register today! Bookings are limited.

Take 30

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!

Make Listening Safe

In March 2020, NFDHH launched the Make Listening Safe Education Programme in secondary schools across New Zealand. 


For Hearing Awareness Month 2021, NFDHH will be out in secondary schools educating young people about the risks of noise-induced hearing loss and providing free hearing screenings to year 9 students.

Learn more about our important work in schools by clicking the button below.

World Hearing Day

Hearing Awareness Month opens with World Hearing Day on the 3rd of March. 

This year, the World Health Organisation is launching the World Report on Hearing on World Hearing Day.


To celebrate this launch we will be participating in a worldwide Hear-athon event to help raise awareness for the Deaf and hard of hearing communities around the world.

Sign up for the Hearing Awareness Month newsletter to learn more.   


There’s going to be a worldwide Hearathon, and you're invited! We've created a virtual reality filter to raise awareness for the global need for Hearing Care for All.

1. Use Instagram to find the ‘Hearing Care for All’ effect on stories.

2. Take a photo or video of yourself with a variety of incredibly lovable ears!

3. Share it on the 3rd of March with your friends on social media, to raise awareness


Sign up below to receive a reminder to participate in the Hearathon.

Captioned Movies in Parks

Auckland Council's Movies in Parks will yet again be featuring captioning on films this year. 


Enjoy accessible movies under the stars throughout Hearing Awareness Month.


Click the button below to see the full list of films and their screening locations across Auckland between February and March 2021.


Real Stories

During Hearing Awareness Month, we will be releasing real stories from Kiwis who are Deaf or hard of hearing.

These stories come from a vibrant and diverse group of individuals. Some are experiencing high school with hearing loss, while others share what has has been like to pursue a successful career with a disability.

To stay up to date on the latest stories, click the link below to sign up for the Hearing Awareness Month newsletter.

Learn NZSL Online

New Zealand Sign Language is one of our official languages, and Hearing Awareness Month is the perfect occasion to begin learning a few signs.

During the month of March, we will be sharing opportunities to learn NZSL online from the comfort of your home.


We will announce more details soon, so be sure to sign up to our Hearing Awareness Month newsletter to stay in the loop. 


On the 27th of March, we will be meeting at Ambury Park in Auckland to watch Jumanji under the stars.

It is a perfect opportunity to make new friends, and enjoy the warmer evenings while they last. 

This is a FREE event, and we supply the popcorn and the beanbags!

Bring along a friend or two, and meet local members of the Deaf and hard of hearing community. 

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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