Raising awareness in March 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.

NFDHH delivered another action-packed and fun-filled March. Check out our 2021 activities below.

WHO launched the World Report on Hearing on March 3rd.

On World Hearing Day, we joined Hon. Carmel Sepuloni (Minister for Disability Issues) and Hon. Andrew Little (Minister for Health) for an online virtual celebration to mark the launch of WHO’s World Report on Hearing. We also heard from the WHO’s Dr Shelly Chadha, who presented the findings of the report. Click here to learn more. (Link to WHD page)

The 3rd of March is World Hearing Day. Learn more.

World Hearing Day

Raising awareness for the love of ears. Learn more.

Join the Hearathon

Take the challenge

Walk in the shoes of someone with hearing loss. Learn more.

Combating youth hearing loss through education. Learn more.

Make Listening Safe

Hearing health workshops

Prioritise hearing in your workplace. Learn more. 

Captioned movies in parks

Enjoy accessible movies under the stars. Learn more. 

Real stories

Read inspiring stories from our community. Learn more.


Join us at Ambury Park on the 27th of March for a movie. Learn more. 


Support our community this Hearing Awareness month. 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. Sign up to our newsletter to learn more.

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