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

 

Review: Singin’ In The Rain

Singin’ in the Rain , the wet and wonderful musical production all the way from London’s West End, officially opened at St. James Theatre in Wellington. More>>

Francis Cook: Gallipoli: The Scale Of Our War – First Look

Te Papa today allowed media access to their new exhibition Gallipoli: The Scale of Our War . The exhibition was curated with help from Weta Workshop to deliver an immersive, realistic and even disorienting experience. More>>

ALSO:

Bats Theatre: Letters From The Front Brings ANZAC Letters Alive

Inspired by centenary commemorations, improv troupe Best on Tap is producing a show based on real-life letters sent to and from New Zealand soldiers in the First World War. More>>

ALSO:

Publishing: Unity Books On Plan To Close Te Papa Press

Unity Books is alarmed that Te Papa is proposing to suspend publishing by Te Papa Press for 4 or 5 years. Te Papa Press has proven time and time again that it has both award and bestseller capability and fulfils its kaupapa. More>>

ALSO:

Cinema: ‘The Desk’ Featuring Paul Henry To Have NZ Debut

The Documentary Edge Festival is thrilled to announce The Desk as a late entry to its 2015 Programme. The film, featuring local broadcaster Paul Henry, will have its international premiere on May 21 at 10pm at Q Theatre (book now at qtheatre.co.nz) with limited screenings also on offer in Wellington and Auckland. More>>

ALSO:

Art: Considering Feminisms In Aotearoa New Zealand: Two Projects

Feminism is something that has changed our lives. Recently, the activist Marilyn Waring reviewed the impact of feminism in Aotearoa New Zealand and reminded us that just 40 years ago banks wouldn’t lend women money without the guarantee of a man, ... More>>

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Health
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news