Resources for Families
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Awareness Resources

We have a range of free resources available to help you and your family learn more about hearing loss. 

These include a quick guide for teachers, information for parents, NZSL posters, our annual magazine and more. 

New Zealand Sign Language Posters

New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL) is one of New Zealand's official languages through the New Zealand Sign Language Act 2006.

 

NZSL is a beautiful and expressive language that is used by the Deaf community. But anyone can learn!  As more New Zealanders learn to sign the more accessible and inclusive our society will become.

Download a great poster with key signs for everyday life. Download the poster here.

Download the fingerspelling alphabet here.

Other useful online resources include Learn NZSL, the NZSL Dictionary and the Deaf Wellbeing Society

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Quick Guide for Teachers

This is a great resource to give to teachers who have a student with hearing loss. There are a number of small changes that teachers can put in place to help, including managing background noise, making lessons more visual, setting up a buddy system, and providing more time for tasks.

Download the brochure here.

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Hearing Matters Magazine

Hearing Matters Magazine is an annual magazine that is released every September.

 

The magazine highlights news and stories about our community. 

In this issue of Hearing Matters, you will learn more about:

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  • The World Report on Hearing, its implications for New Zealand and possible solutions.

  • The work our Youth Advisors are doing to promote hearing health and raise awareness for young Kiwis with hearing loss.

  • Stories from our community - Tarryn-Ann, Adrian and Alison share about their journey with hearing loss and their aspirations for the future.​

Download a PDF here or read online here. 

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Information for Parents

Coming soon...

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Access more useful resources.