Hearing Awareness Week

Hearing Awareness Week is held annually by the Foundation, and aims to raise awareness and understanding of hearing loss among the New Zealand public.

Hearing Awareness Week 2018

The Foundation is extending World Hearing Day on 3 March 2018 in New Zealand into a week of awareness-raising to prevent noise-induced hearing loss. Read more...

Hearing Awareness Week 2017

The World Health Organisation March 3 World Hearing Day 2017 theme is “Action for Hearing Loss: Make a Sound Investment”.  Read more...

Hearing Awareness Week 2016

Hearing loss is the most common sensory disability globally and 32 million children across the world live with disabling hearing loss. Over 1.6 million children have severe or profound hearing loss.  Read more


Hearing Awareness Week 2014

This year we encouraged deaf and hard of hearing New Zealanders to take advantage of the growing range of technology designed to improve their quality of life.  Read more


Hearing Awareness Week 2013

The message of Hearing Week 2013 is simple: if you or someone you care about has a hearing loss, get help promptly. Read more