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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

"Heartland is committed to fostering a workplace where all people feel welcome and able to bring their whole self to work. Through working with the National Foundation for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Heartland aims to begin breaking down any communication barriers within the organisation and with customers." says Keira Billot from Heartland.

See Case Studies from Heartland Bank, Treescape, Auckland University of Technology and Auckland Trasport!

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