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Our workshops are delivered virtually by the passionate team at NFDHH. Each session runs for 30–minutes and is filled with valuable insights and practical tips. Topics include: 

  • Deaf Awareness & An Introduction to New Zealand Sign Language 


  • Supporting Deaf and hard of hearing customers 


  • Introduction to accessibility for Deaf and hard of hearing employees 


  • NZSL Taster Class

Hearing Awareness


Hearing Awareness Month is all about putting a spotlight on hearing health and raising awareness for the experiences of the 880,000+ New Zealanders who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing.

Every year organisations around New Zealand come together in March to celebrate Hearing Awareness Month. Kicking off with World Hearing Day on the 3rd of March, there are plenty of ways you can get involved.
Make sure you are following us on Facebook and Instagram to receive the latest updates on Hearing Awareness Month 2025.

Check our awareness events and activities for March 2025 below.

Retirement Village Outreach

Our goal is to deliver our Hearing Health Outreach programme in 50 retirement villages.


Our essential outreach programme empowers residents by breaking the silence around hearing loss and dispelling stigma. We provide free on-site hearing checks, clean hearing aids, and teach basic sign language, so that Deaf and hard of hearing residents feel valued and understood. 

This Hearing Awareness Month, we will be raising awareness for the experiences of Deaf and hard of hearing Kiwis living in assisted care by expanding our Hearing Health Outreach programme to include Auckland, Hamilton, Bay of Plenty, Rotorua, Christchurch, and beyond.

Apply for a grant or scholarship!

Are you seeking a scholarship to further your education?

Are you organising an inspiring community event?

Or do you require financial support to purchase new hearing aids?

This Hearing Awareness Month, we are offering five grants that are open to New Zealanders who are Deaf or hard of hearing and hearing able people working in the Deaf and hearing sector.

We can help you to reach your goal!

Hearing Screening in Schools

Hearing Awareness Month, we’ll be busy screening hearing at secondary schools across the country as part of our efforts to ensure Kiwis receive the timely diagnosis and hearing healthcare they need and are aware of the importance of looking after their hearing.

To find out more about our vital work in schools, click the button below.

Free Hearing Checks at Your Workplace

Hearing Awareness Month focuses on teaching New Zealanders to become more hearing health aware and the importance of regular hearing checks.


The NFDHH team will come onsite to your workplace for two hours and, using HearX digital screening technology, check the hearing health of your team.  

We urge you to book now. Spots are limited and fill up fast! Available in Auckland only.  Contact us to secure your booking. Please note, free hearing checks are available to new organisations in Auckland only.

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