Fact sheets

*NEW* Why is it Important to get hearing problems checked out? (894kb)

Deaf or hearing impaired? Practical devices to help (117Kb)

Everywhere noise: Your hearing is at risk (506Kb)

Hearing loss: are you affected? (105Kb)

Living with hearing loss (110Kb)

10 tips to save your hearing  (193Kb)

What is tinnitus?  (539Kb)

Your child’s speech and hearing milestones (113Kb)

Tender ears: educator tips (135Kb) - *available for DOWNLOAD ONLY

Fire Safety for the Hearing impaired (353Kb) *available for DOWNLOAD ONLY - a practical guide: What specialist equipment is available, and where can you buy it?  Who can you contact for help with funding, home assessments, or installation?

Fact sheets by mail

We are happy to post these leaflets to you. You can also order them to share at a meeting, in a classroom, or at a presentation or workshop. 

Phone:  0800 867 446 (or +64 9 307 2922 if you’re outside New Zealand)
Email: [email protected].

Reduce noise in your preschool

View our presentation on noise reduction strategies for early childhood centres.

Bullying prevention workshops

Resources include videos, a PowerPoint presentation and a brochure. Find out more.

Hearing Matters magazine

Subscribe to our twice-yearly magazine Hearing Matters and stay up to date on news, activities, research, personal stories and more. View past editions here.


Counter stands

These bright yellow, two-way card come in a plastic stand that sits on the counter, visible to customers and frontline staff. For the public, the card invites them to tell staff if they have a hearing problem. On the staff-facing side, it gives tips on how to speak effectively – face the person, speak clearly and slowly, don’t shout.

To order a free counter stand, please contact us on 0800 867 446 or by email: [email protected].

Safe Sound Indicators

Excessive noise is harmful to hearing. The Safe Sound Indicator helps children learn the importance of
protecting their hearing and gives teachers a tool to keep the noise levels down.

Read about the Safe Sound Indicator project


Other resources

Ministry of Health - Hearing services
A guide to services and support for people with hearing loss, from the Ministry of Health

Your guide to help for hearing loss
A general brochure on the clinical side of hearing loss, from ACC at http://www.acc.co.nz/publications/index.htm

The Hearing Association
This site offers a number of resources and products, including hearing help cards, badges, batteries, books and DVDs.

NZ Audiological Society
A range of information on hearing loss issues.

LIFE Unlimited Hearing Therapy Services:
For more information on coping with hearing loss:
Phone: 0800 008 011
Email:  [email protected]
Web:  www.hearingtherapy.co.nz