Roadmap for 2022
This year is going to be our busiest yet!
The wellbeing of New Zealand's Deaf and hard of hearing community is NFDHH's top priority.
We focus on helping people to reconnect and transform their lives through access to support, hearing healthcare, and rehabilitation.
We also focus on creating programmes and campaigns that help to foster a society that is more inclusive and recognises the needs of the Deaf and hard of hearing community.
What we believe
We believe that the experiences of the Deaf and hard of hearing community should be much more visible and understood in New Zealand.
We believe that everyone who is Deaf or living with hearing loss should have access to communications technologies, support and services that enable them to communicate and connect with others.
We believe no one should be at risk of losing their hearing due to noise exposure or other preventable causes, and that every New Zealander should understand the risks to protect their hearing.
What we do
We advocate for vital services and support for people who are Deaf or living with hearing loss and to raise awareness of the health, social, educational, economical, environmental and cultural barriers encountered by the Deaf and hard of hearing community in New Zealand.
We connect people by sharing their unique stories and experiences.
We educate people about their hearing health and how to protect their hearing from preventable causes.
We collaborate through working collectively with our Member Groups to promote the interests, advancement, independence and well-being of all Deaf and hard of hearing people in New Zealand
We rehabilitate by helping the Deaf and hard of hearing community to access services, information, technology and support.
The Wellbeing Tree is a vibrant symbol that was created to raise awareness for the experiences of Kiwis who are Deaf or hard of hearing.
The tree trunk depicts an intergenerational community standing strong together.
The coloured leaves stand for transformation and represent the varied and unique experiences of our community.