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We believe that experience of hearing loss should be visible and understood in New Zealand.

That's why we are working hard to raise awareness for the everyday experiences of Deaf and hard of hearing Kiwis.

All of our events focus on creating a more inclusive and accessible society that recognises the needs of our Deaf and hard of hearing community.

Listen Up 2023

Proudly sponsored by Auckland Transport, our Venue Partner, and Triton Hearing, our Hearing Accredited Partner.

Access Matters: From Access Denied to Access Enabled.


On World Hearing Day, the Listen Up Conference 2023 shines a light on accessibility for your Deaf or hard of hearing employees and customers.


With one in six New Zealanders living with hearing loss - accessibility isn’t just an option. 


What is the cost of denying access through a lack of accommodation? What are the accessibility strategies you can put in place in your workplace to enable and empower?


Join us to discover how to transform your workplace into one that enables Deaf and hard of hearing employees and customers.

What you'll learn


  • Understand how a lack of access can create costly barriers in your organisation.

  • Learn new communication skills that support your valued team members and customers who are Deaf or hard of hearing.

  • Discover accessibility strategies you can put into practice now.


Join us


Whether you are looking for ways to enhance accessibility in your organisation or are Deaf or hard of hearing and want to connect with the community, Listen Up 2023 promises to be an educational and inspirational day.

What is included?

  • Back by popular demand, Hillary Barry will be our conference MC for the day.

  • Hear from a panel of exceptional speakers who have made accessibility a priority in their own organisations.

  • Learn from industry leaders, like Auckland Transport, who are transforming their services to support people who are Deaf and hard of hearing.

  • Take part in an interactive New Zealand Sign Language workshop provided by an NZSL expert.

  • Free hearing screenings are available to attendees.

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