As a member of HAWP you and the team will be invited to participate in a range of activities that will help you to become more aware of hearing in the workplace, how to look after hearing health, and how to support team members who are Deaf or hard of hearing. Read on to learn about our workshops, hearing screening days and Take 30 for hearing loss activities.
Hearing Screening Day
Hearing Screening Days are usually booked at the same time as Workshops. We recommend allowing between 5 - 10 minutes for each team member to complete the self-service screening.
If you have a large team, booking the Screening Kiosks for the week is recommended, as this ensures everyone has a chance to do their hearing health check-up.
There are so many reasons to take part:
Hearing loss affects 1 in 6 New Zealanders.
Around 11% of New Zealand’s workforce is Deaf or hard of hearing.
A lack of hearing loss awareness can impact productivity, health and safety, and can lead to work-related stress.
Many employees are not aware they have a hearing loss.
Out of 286 employees recently screened, 63% we referred for a full assessment.
Book a Workshop
Prioritise Deaf and hard of hearing awareness at your workplace.
Each workshop runs for 1 hour and is delivered to your team by NFDHH and partners.
On-site hearing screenings are included as part of your first workshop. We recommend you book both on the same day. Screenings are delivered via iPad kiosks. These self-service screening stations are an excellent way for your whole team to check their hearing.
Book your workshops today!
Your ears are working 24/7.
Did you know that going over your weekly sound allowance can cause permanent damage?
In this workshop, your team will discover the impact of hearing loss and how to prioritise hearing health in your workplace.
DEAF AWARENESS & AN INTRODUCTION TO NZSL
Is your team aware of New Zealand’s rich and unique Deaf Culture?
This workshop is your team’s opportunity to learn about Deaf Culture and some introductory signs in New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL).
SUPPORTING DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING CUSTOMERS
Does your team have the confidence to greet and support Deaf and hard of hearing customers?
Discover how to make your organisation’s services more accessible and hearing aware.
ACCESSIBILITY FOR DEAF & HARD OF HEARING EMPLOYEES
We all have a role to play in ensuring equitable access.
This is your chance to put yourself in the shoes of the Deaf and hard of hearing staff members.
Learn about the common barriers and how to remove them.
ACCESSIBILITY SOLUTIONS & TECHNOLOGY
Technology is a powerful tool that can be used to bridge the gap and assist Deaf and hard of hearing team members to thrive.
Explore the latest technologies and practical solutions available to workplaces.
HEALTH & SAFETY - PROTECTING EMPLOYEES WITH HEARING LOSS
Is your health and safety plan fit for purpose?
Learn how to support the health and safety of employees and customers who are Deaf or hard of hearing in your workplace and manage harmful noise levels safely.
CUSTOMISED NEW ZEALAND SIGN LANGUAGE
What words or phrases do you use every day in your industry?
Make your organisation more accessible by learning how to sign these terms in NZSL.
In this workshop, you can choose 10 customised signs to learn as a team.
TAILORED AWARENESS WORKSHOPS
Are you interested in a customised Awareness Workshop, exclusively designed for your organisation?
When you book this workshop, we collaborate with your organisation to craft a one-hour session that focuses on the unique requirements of your business.