News Video | Policy | GPs | Hospitals | Medical | Mental Health | Welfare | Search


National Hearing Week: Assistance available

National Hearing Week: Assistance available

21 March 2014

Hearing the birds chirp or children laughing is often taken for granted. For those who are hearing-impaired, today’s technology can work miracles.

For Hearing Week 2014 (23-29 March), The National Foundation for the Deaf is highlighting the importance of technology aids and their benefits on the lives of hearing-impaired people.

The Enable New Zealand Disability Information Service can provide assistance and information on how to access:

• Hearing aid funding or subsidy and who to contact for an assessment

• Funding for hearing loss related equipment and who to contact for an assessment

• Equipment and supplier information relating to hearing loss e.g. flashing and/or vibrating smoke alarms, hearing aid suppliers

• Support groups and/or services relating to hearing loss conditions e.g. Deaf Aotearoa, Hearing Association, etc.

• Where you can go if you need to get your hearing checked.

Contact the Disability Information Service at Enable New Zealand on 0800 17 19 81 for information, assistance and support.

© Scoop Media

Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines


Howard Davis: Review - A Girl Named Mo

Moana Ete brought her three-piece band A Girl Named Mo to Wellington's intimate and iconic Bats Theatre last week for a five-night residency. Each show was recorded and filmed live for the release of her debut album 'Platonic/Romantic' on Loop records later this year. More>>

For The Birds: Who Will Be Crowned Bird Of The Year?

The competition involves well-known and enthusiastic New Zealanders acting as ‘campaign managers’ for their favourite birds with many going to great lengths to get New Zealanders to vote for their chosen bird... More>>


  • Image Out-Link - Giselle Clarkson on Twitter
  • Gordon Campbell: On Bob Dylan's Nobel (And The Surplus)

    So Bob Dylan has just won the Nobel Prize for… Literature? Wow. I’d be just as happy if he’d won for his work on particle physics (“One Grain of Sand”, “Simple Twist of Fate”) or got the Economics prize for his work on the theory of contracting (“Don’t Think Twice Its Alright”) ... More>>


    Scoop Review Of Books: Whose Goat Was That?

    Mysterious Mysteries of Aro Valley is a sharp, satirical and sometimes downright scary romp through and around that valley in ways that made me question the realities of the places I thought I knew so well. More>>


    NZ On Air TV Funding: More Comedy Comes Out Of The Shadows

    Paranormal Event Response Unit is a series conceived by Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi as a TV spin-off from their highly acclaimed feature film What We Do In The Shadows. More>>


    Mars News: Winners Announced For The 2016 Apra Silver Scroll Awards

    Wellington singer-songwriter and internationally acclaimed musician Thomas Oliver has won the 2016 APRA Silver Scroll Award with his captivating love song ‘If I Move To Mars’. More>>


    Get More From Scoop



    Search Scoop  
    Powered by Vodafone
    NZ independent news