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The Foundation recognises the need to support research into hearing loss, especially where it will lead to practical benefits.


Research findings will lead to improvements in:

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    diagnostic tools and treatments

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    understanding of the impact of a hearing disability.

To support hearing research the Foundation will:

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    Support, and where appropriate lead, social impact research on hearing loss.

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    Promote and advocate for funding of quality research by the appropriate funding agencies.

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    Support ethical research and ensure that advocacy is evidence-based.

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    Support a national research focus on hearing and hearing disorders, particularly for internationally recognised applied or translational research.

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    Support the dissemination of research findings in an open and accessible way, nationally and internationally.

Want to take part in a research study or looking for participants? Find out more

Research studies

Read about New Zealand and international research into the causes, diagnosis treatment and prevention of hearing loss.

•  Understanding hearing loss
•  Hearing aids, cochlear implants, devices
•  Hearing conditions
•  Health, society, education