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Address: Level 2, 11 York Street, Parnell. Auckland
The National Foundation for the Deaf Inc promotes the rights, interests and welfare of the one in six New Zealanders with hearing loss. We offer people support to communicate effectively, live positively and achieve to their potential.
We do this by collaborating with people who are deaf or hard of hearing, and with professionals in our sector to address issues affecting human rights and quality of life.
We also work to address noise-induced hearing loss, and to promote prevention.
hearing and listening is valued
the consequences of hearing loss are understood
people with hearing disorders and disability can lead fulfilling lives
the impact of hearing loss is reduced through access to treatments, technology and social support.
Our goal is a society that respects the rights of all people living with hearing loss. We uphold and apply the principles of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CPRD).
We are a General Member of the International Federation of Hard of Hearing People. Read about our human rights work
This free national screening programme for all newborns was set up with support from the Foundation. Read more
Excessive noise is harmful to hearing. In schools and preschools we are educating our youngest children about the importance of protecting their hearing through the Safe Sound Indicator (SSI) project.
A series of workshops focused on identifying and preventing the bullying of people who have a hearing loss. Read more.
We raise public and government awareness of hearing disability and its impact, through events such as Hearing Week and the Silent Leadership Challenge. View our events.