The Hearing Association of New Zealand is passionate about helping those with hearing impairments to experience life to the fullest. It is the oldest and largest organisation working in the hearing disability sector in this country.
We are registered under the Charities Act and are an Incorporated Society. Apart from our four part-time staff members our organisation is run by volunteers. If you need our support or are interested in supporting the work we do, we would love to hear from you.
Hearing loss does not discriminate. It affects people of all ages and genders, and can be caused by several different factors. For 83 years the Hearing Association's role has been to make an invisible disability visible. We promote ear health and gladly help with ways of improving your hearing health care.
There are a lot of causes for hearing loss, ranging from your work environment to simply getting older. We provide information on audiologists in the Hutt area along with questions you may need to ask at the audiologist.
We also provide information on devices available, eg: phone for the hearing impaired and Bellman personal amplifier.
When we hear our best, there's nothing stopping us from enjoying the sounds of laughter, music, nature or conversations with family and friends. Hearing these sounds help fuel us, and undeniably make moments more memorable and life more enjoyable.
When hearing is impaired, our sense of space shrinks, warning cues get missed, and we withdraw from social activities or situations. This leaves our physical and mental health vulnerable.
A member who has been with the association since 2005 has offered to become an advocate for the association. Robin will be happy to accompany people to appointments regarding hearing issues for support and to help you through it. If this is something that would be helpful to you, please ring the office and we will put you in touch with Robin.