Listen Up NZ

2019 Report 

The Listen Up New Zealand Report outlines the results from NFDHH's pilot study, in which we held Hearing Screenings at 3 New Zealand secondary schools in 2019.

Listen Hear! New Zealand Report 2017

A ground-breaking and comprehensive study that exposes the economic impact of hearing loss in New Zealand. It shows that around 18.5% of New Zealanders have hearing loss and that the total cost of hearing loss in New Zealand is estimated at 4.9 billion.

Auditory Processing Disorder (APD)

Auditory Processing Disorder (APD), also known as central deafness) is a hearing disorder that affects how the brain processes speech. To learn more about APD and to access the latest national guidelines for APD, click the button below.

Tips for Making Listening Safe in Preschools

The National Foundation for the Deaf supports ‘safe sound’ and reducing risky noise in early childhood centres. Here are a range of practical tips you can follow to ensure pre-schoolers’ fragile hearing is front of mind and protected.


Tinnitus causes people to perceive a sound, often ringing, in the ears. It can be caused by an injury, some form of hearing loss, or can appear without warning.

While there is no cure for tinnitus, it can be managed with treatment options available that can give immense relief. 


Volunteering offers a great opportunity to meet new people and support a worthy cause while having fun and making a difference. Many of our volunteers have been touched by hearing loss in some way, whether it’s personally or because they have a friend or loved one who is living with hearing loss.  Join our team, sign up today.

Make a Donation

The National Foundation for Deaf & Hard of Hearing receives no Government funding for our programmes or services.  Make a donation today, and your contribution will enable us to continue to provide vital services and programmes to support Deaf and hard of hearing New Zealanders.

A Gift in Your Will

Making a bequest is one of the most valuable contributions you can make to our work. Your gift will continue giving beyond your own lifetime, working to ensure New Zealanders with hearing loss are supported. NFDHH takes our responsibility to those who make a bequest seriously, and work hard to ensure we invest your donations prudently to deliver long-term benefits to New Zealander's with hearing loss.

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Phone: 09 307 2922 or 0800 867 446 

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