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Hearing Accreditation

Working with organisations to create workplaces that are supportive of Deaf and hard of hearing employees and customers and prioritise hearing health.

Hearing loss affects 11% of New Zealand’s workforce and that number is on the rise.

If your organisation isn’t taking proactive steps to create an inclusive and accessible experience for Deaf and hard of hearing staff and customers, then you are likely missing out on valuable interactions.  

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1 in 6 New Zealanders are Deaf or hard of hearing.

 

Hearing Accredited Workplaces are organisations that recognise and value Deaf and hard of hearing employees and customers.

Transform your workplace today by joining the Hearing Accredited Workplace Programme.

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Align Your Inclusivity Strategy

 

A lack of hearing loss awareness can lead to communication barriers between your team and between you and your customers. The Hearing Accredited Workplace Programme is an initiative that provides practical tools and training to assist organisations to be more hearing aware and to be supportive of employees who are Deaf or hard of hearing.

 

Hearing loss currently affects around 11% of New Zealand's workforce and this number is increasing. According to the World Health Organisation, current levels of hearing loss are expected to double over the next three decades. 

 

Align your disability and inclusion strategy by becoming a Hearing Accredited Workplace. Your organisation will be in a stronger position to retain experienced staff, gain access to a new talent pool and attract new customers.  

Want to know more? Request a call from our Programme Manager.

Meet our HAWP members

HAWP Case Studies WSP

"WSP in New Zealand is proud to have committed to becoming a Hearing Accredited Workplace. One of our core focus areas is taking steps to create a positive and inclusive environment for employees, suppliers, and clients with hearing loss. We will also be doing our part to prevent noise - induced hearing loss by identifying, continuing to educate and pro - actively managing harmful noise in the workplace." Rosalie McKnight, Health, Safety, Environment Advisor, WSP. 

Read more about WSP pathway to becoming a Hearing Accredited Workplace. 

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HAWP Case Studies Westpac

"Westpac Group recognises and values our people for their individual differences, qualities, ideas and insights. Workplace inclusion and diversity involve recognising the value that each and every one of us brings to the workplace." Westpac Bank Manager 

Read more about Westpac's pathway to becoming a Hearing Accredited Workplace. 

HAWP Case Studies Oceania 

"Being the first aged care and retirement living operator in NZ to become a hearing accredited workplace supports our brand 'Believe in Better'. To see the benefits this brings to our residents' lives ha been a joy." J Biggs, Oceania 

Read more about Oceania's pathway to becoming a Hearing Accredited Workplace. 

HAWP Case Studies Auckland DHB

"Auckland DHB is an organisation that values equity and inclusion and we want to be a great place to work for people with disabilites." Mel Dooney, Auckland District Health Board 

Read more about Auckland DHB's pathway to becoming a Hearing Accredited Workplace. 

HAWP Case Studies Auckland Transport 

"We truly value the work we've done to date and look forward to a long and meaningful partnership with the National Foundation for Deaf and hard of hearing." Brett Bishop, Auckland Transport. 

Read more about Auckland Transport's pathway to becoming a Hearing Accredited Workplace. 

HAWP Case Studies AUT

"Becoming a Hearing Accredited Workplace has given AUT an opportunity to examine our workplace through a new lens and better understand what is working well, and highlight areas of improvements." Kate Birch, Auckland University of Technology 

Read more about AUT pathway to becoming a Hearing Accredited Workplace. 

HAWP Case Studies Heartland

"Becoming a Hearing Accredited Workplace has helped us to make hearing awareness a greater part of our everyday conversation." Keira Billot, Heartland. 

Read more about Heartland's pathway to becoming a Hearing Accredited Workplace. 

HAWP Case Studies Treescape 

"We are committed to ensuring that we protect the hearing of our exisiting employees and remain an inclusive workpalce to employees who are Deaf or hard of hearing." Patrick Crofskey, Treescape. 

Read more about Treescape's pathway to becoming a Hearing Accredited Workplace. 

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