Take 30 for Hearing Loss
Join the Challenge!
We are inviting you to step into the shoes of someone with hearing loss for 30 minutes.
It’s a chance for everyone to learn new skills, and to become more aware of the barriers people who are Deaf or hard of hearing may face in everyday conversations, and how to overcome them.
Hearing loss can significantly impact someone's life 24/7.
Take 30 to gain insights into some of the everyday challenges they face.
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Your Take 30 Pack Includes:
Learn some basic New Zealand Sign Language
NZSL is one of three official languages in New Zealand and is the language of New Zealand’s Deaf community.
Fingerspelling is an essential part of NZSL, and learning the alphabet is easy - it can be mastered in around ten to twenty minutes.
Introduce yourself in NZSL
To introduce yourself, follow along with the first three signs: "Hello" "My" "Name" and then fingerspell your own name.
Learn NZSL Online Portal
Learn NZSL is a free learning portal on New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL). Whether you’re studying NZSL, trying to connect with a Deaf friend, or just having fun with a new language, Learn NZSL has a lot to offer!
Check out videos and exercises that will help to springboard your learning.
Go to Learn NZSL
About Lip Reading
Lipreading is a difficult skill to learn. Even people who are good at it have to guess a lot of what is being said. This is because only about 30% of lip patterns are recognisable.
Context is very important. Make sure the person lipreading you has understood the topic you’re talking about - as lipreading can lead to many possible 'readings,’ as you’ll see in the humorous video from BadLipReading.com.
Watch Bad Lipreading video: Stranger Things.