Here you can access our handy resources:
Printable posters or visual guides that help to keep hearing loss awareness front of mind in the workplace.
If you are Deaf or hard of hearing, also we recommend downloading our Care Package, which is full of information on support services and community activities as well as tips for caring for your wellbeing.
Learn more about the impact of hearing loss around the world and in New Zealand by taking a look at our collection of reports on hearing loss.
We've collated a library of posters and visual cues that you can download and print. They are a useful reminder for everyone in the workplace to be more aware of hearing loss and how to support team members who are Deaf or hard of hearing.
2. Hearing Aware Communications Poster
1. Hearing Aware Meetings Poster
3. Is this Space Hearing Aware Poster
4. Weekly Sound Allowance Poster
5. Your Ears are Fragile Poster
6. Your Commitment to Deaf & HoH Customers
1. Care Packages
If you are Deaf or hard of hearing, then we have created the Care Package for you. It features support services and ideas for self-care and wellness.
It also provides information about New Zealand Sign Language and suggests some good places to start if you're hoping to begin your learning journey.
Here you can also order your Buddy Card, I am Deaf or I have Hearing Loss pins and Hearing Aid Batteries.
2. Buddy Cards
Order your wallet-sized Buddy Card and use it as as a visual reference to easily explain to others your communication needs and how they can be more hearing loss aware.
You can also use your Buddy Card to gain free entry to selected Event Cinemas on Tuesdays to watch movies with captioning.
Order your Buddy Card using the form below.
3. NFDHH Wellbeing Pins
These pins are a small visual cue that helps those around you to be more aware. Many people in our community really appreciate how this little pin saves them from constantly having to explain to the people they encounter that they are Deaf or hard of hearing. A small pin that makes a big difference!
4. Hearing Aid Batteries
1. Listen Hear! NZ
In 2016, NFDHH, in partnership with the Deaf and hard of hearing community, commissioned Deloittes Access Economics (Australia) to produce a report on the economic impact of hearing loss in New Zealand.
Key findings were:
hearing loss is a significant issue facing 18.9% of the population.
the health sector costs is estimated at $131.8 million
hearing loss cost the New Zealand economy $957.3 million
total cost of hearing loss is estimated at $4.9 billion
Download to read the full report.
2. NZ Trak 2018 Report
These reports help to set out a context for the prevalence of hearing loss in New Zealand and explore the impact on the economy and social wellbeing.
Broaden your understanding by taking a look at Listen Hear! New Zealand and the New Zealand Trak 2018 Report below.