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

 


Funding available to improve the lives of hearing impaired

Media Release

Oticon Foundation in New Zealand, Monday 24 March 2014


Funding support available for projects to improve the lives of hearing impaired people

Time is fast running out to apply for funding from the Oticon Foundation in New Zealand. Anyone with an interest or project to further the understanding of hearing and hearing loss, or improve the lives of hearing impaired people, is eligible to apply. In 2013 the Foundation donated nearly $250,000 to projects and activities.

Grant applications close on 31 March 2014. Information on how to apply can be found on the Foundation’s website at http://www.oticon.org.nz

Last year the Foundation supported the Hearing Association, Nelson to print an information poster for frontline staff on recognising hearing impairment, and the development of an e-collection of New Zealand Sign Language education resources.

“The e-collection will make Sign Language education resources readily accessible and will help support sign language teaching, which is part of the intermediate school curriculum” says Karen Pullar, Secretary to the Oticon Foundation trustees.

Other projects backed in the 2013 were:
• The Oticon Foundation Hearing Education Centre at the University of Auckland
• Attendance at the National Summer Games for Special Olympics NZ to provide hearing screening for cognitively impaired athletes
• Provision of balance assessment equipment for the University of Canterbury
• An audiology student award at the University of Auckland.
• Support for the National Foundation for the Deaf’s advocacy programme delivery.


The Oticon Foundation in New Zealand was established in October 1976. It is the charitable trust of Oticon New Zealand Limited and aims to improve the lives of the hearing impaired in New Zealand through communication and knowledge. It is committed to finding better solutions to hearing loss and strives to increase public awareness and understanding of hearing impairment.

Ends


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Game Review: Until Dawn - Pick Your Own Horrible Adventure

Supermassive Games’ Until Dawn sees a group of dumb sexy teenagers take a trip to a spooky mansion atop a mountain. It is, obviously, a horror game. However, the game is so ridiculous it turns out to be more of a comedy. More>>

John McBeth: Our World Cup All Blacks

Forty or fifty years ago nobody really had any idea of what the selectors had in mind. There were often several trials, which sometimes featured over 150 players, possibly an inter island match or a final trial, then we listened to the announcement of the team on radio. The players weren't flown into the capital for a parliamentary function... More>>

ALSO:

Game Review: Midsomer Murders Meets First Year Philosophy

Developed by The Chinese Room, Everybody's Gone to the Rapture sees the player exploring what appears to be a recently abandoned idyllic English village trying to figure out where everybody's gone. Spoiler: they've gone to the rapture. (On a serious note, this review contains plot spoilers.) More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: Clear Science

It was really after his move to Wellington, to Victoria University, that it became apparent that Sir Paul Cllaghan was much more than an eminent physicist... More>>

ALSO:

Francis Cook: Weekend SportzMania! All Blacks! Netball!

Sports were on all weekend. I normally don’t write about sports but with Richie McCaw tipped to be the next Prime Minister, and Colin Craig arguing sports are almost as important as politics, I thought “what better time to start!” More>>

ALSO:

Beervana: Aussie Pav Beer Declared Taste Of NZ

In a surprising upset, an Australian beer modelled on the pavlova, created by Brisbane brewery Newstead Brewing, the 250 Beers blog and Scratch Bar, has been announced the winner at the Beervana craft beer festival ‘Flag Brew’ competition, which challenged media and brewing teams to capture the distinctive taste of New Zealand. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Health
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news