National Foundation for Deaf and Hard of Hearing draws the community together to prevent hearing loss and improve the lives and futures of people who are deaf or hearing impaired.
We advocate for vital services and support for people living with a hearing loss.
We connect people by sharing their diverse stories and experiences with hearing loss and by building a supportive community.
We listen to New Zealanders and undertake research. This vital information forms the basis of our new programmes, initiatives and advocacy work.
We educate people on the risks of hearing loss and how to protect their precious hearing.
We collaborate by working together with organisations who share our purpose - to improve the lives of people who have a hearing loss or a hearing disorder.
We guide. We offer guidance to workplaces and schools to ensure people with hearing loss are recognised and supported and have access to the tools and services they require.