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.
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 Hearing Report 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.
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.
Captioned Movies in Parks
Auckland Council's Movies in Parks will yet again be featuring open captioning on films this year.
Enjoy accessible movies under the stars throughout Hearing Awareness Month.
Sign up for our Hearing Awareness Month newsletter to receive the full list of films when they are announced.