Supporting Deaf & hard of hearing students.

Watch our Youth Advisors top tips on how to be more Deaf & hearing aware.

Just a little awareness can make a big difference to students who are Deaf or hard of hearing in our schools.


NFDHH have created a range of resources to help both students and teachers to be more aware of how to be more inclusive and supportive of students with hearing loss. Check out our growing library of resources below. 

Sign Language for the classroom.

Here are some basic signs that everyone in the classroom can learn.


Hang the poster where everyone can see it, and challenge people to use a sign every day.

New Zealand Sign Language is one of New Zealand's three official languages and even learning a few useful phrases as a class can make a huge difference for students who are Deaf or hard of hearing.

Looking for more NZSL resources to develop your skills?


Check out these free tools and resources: Learn NZSL

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A quick guide to supporting kids
with hearing loss in schools.

In this guide, we explore some of the changes you can make as a teacher to support hard of hearing students in the school environment.

According to the World Health Organization, globally 1 in 5 young people currently lives with a disabling hearing loss. And, a further one
billion young people are at risk of permanent hearing loss around the world. 

With an increasing number of students now experiencing some degree of hearing loss, supporting hard of hearing students in the school environment must be a priority for schools and teachers.

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Find out more about our work in schools.