Hearing Awareness Topics

Welcome to your Hearing Awareness Library.

Watch the module videos, and read the booklets to gain insights into creating a more hearing aware environment in your workplace.

Talking About Hearing Loss

This topic covers how to identify the signs of hearing loss and how to supportively talk to team members who have hearing loss. It also offers a range of communication strategies you can use when your team member or customer has a hearing loss.

Health & Safety

Organisations have a duty of care to ensure employees are healthy and safe in the workplace. Find out more about how you can better support employees with hearing loss to ensure they are safe at work.

Mental Health & Wellbeing

Gain insights into some of the challenges of living with hearing loss and discover how to create an inclusive and supportive work environment where employees can thrive.

Workplace Adjustments & Support Services

Learn more about assistive technologies and adjustments that can make a significant difference to team members who are Deaf or hard of hearing. You'll also learn more about where you can access funding for accommodations and services.

Acoustic Design Elements

This topic explores ways to create a productive and safe office environment where hearing is prioritised and noise is managed appropriately in each zone.

Staff Induction 

& Recruitment

This topic focuses on hearing aware recruitment and staff induction processes and policies. It will help to ensure your organisation is more inclusive of new employees with hearing loss.

Noise Safety

Ears are fragile and need to be protected. This topic covers the risks of harmful noise in the workplace and ways to manage and mitigate noise-induced hearing loss. 

Case Studies

Learn from other organisations who have solved their noise problems in the workplace or made innovative changes in their business to better support Deaf and hard of hearing employees and customers.

We’re here to help

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Need to contact NFDHH directly? 

Please get in touch with our Programme Manager, Lorien Doherty: lorien.doherty@nfd.org.nz

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