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Useful Links

Hearing Association New Zealand
Hearing Association New Zealands Website.

The National Foundation for the Deaf
The National Foundation for the Deaf (NFD) is a non-profit, non-government organisation.

Deaf Aotearoa
Deaf Aotearoa is designed to create opportunities for the Deaf community. Their main aims are awareness, access and advancement.

Dangerous Decibels
The Dangerous Decibels project is a public health campaign designed to reduce the incidence and prevalence of Noise Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL) and tinnitus (ringing in the ear) by changing knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors of school-aged children.

Hearwell (Wellington Hearing Associtation)
The Wellington branch of the Hearing Association.

Christchurch Hearing Association
The Christchurch branch of the Hearing Association.

Hearing Association Auckland
This is the Hearing Association (Auckland) Inc based in Remuera, Auckland, New Zealand and we primarily cater for people with hearing loss.

Enable New Zealand
Enable New Zealand manages the Hearing Aid Subsidy contract for the Ministry of Health. Annually they process 8,323 applications for hearing aid subsidies.

RNID help people identify whether they have a hearing loss, campaign for change, provide services and training, and actively support scientific and technological research.

Disability Funding Information
This website provides information about Ministry of Health funding for environmental support services for disabled people.

iSign is an Online Interpreter Booking System. It provides connections between Sign Language interpreters and the Deaf and hearing people who use them.

Hearing Dogs
If you are Deaf or Severely Hearing Impaired you may be able to have a Hearing Dog!

Workbridge is a professional employment service for people with all types of disability, including people who have lived with the long-term effects of injury and illness. A Workbridge client will have been living with the effects of their disability, injury or illness for more than six months.

Relay New Zealand
New Zealand Relay (NZ Relay) is a telecommunications service for people who are Deaf, hearing-impaired, deaf-blind, or speech-impaired. You can use NZ Relay to make telephone calls to family, businesses, government ministries—anyone who has a phone.

The Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) provides comprehensive, no-fault personal injury cover for all New Zealand residents and visitors to New Zealand.

Found Directory
FOUND is a growing web-based directory of over 1,600 community organisations across the top of the South. Whether you’re looking for culture, art, sport, recreation, education or welfare, you’ll find it in FOUND.

Life Unlimited
LIFE Unlimited is a busy and productive organisation that looks towards the future of service provision within New Zealand. Our vision and mission provides focus towards providing the best possible services for people with disabilities nationwide.

TVNZ Captioning
This is where you'll find all you need to know about the captioning of NZ television for viewers with deafness. 90% of prime-time programmes on TV ONE and TV2 are captioned; over 200 hours of NZ television go to air with captions every week; captions also available for some TVNZ 6, TVNZ 7 and TV3 programmes.

Work & Income New Zealand
Working & Income New Zealand.

The New Zealand Society of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery Incorporated.

Ministry of Health Travel Assistance
The National Travel Assistance Scheme helps people financially who are referred by their specialist to see another specialist, and need to travel long distances or travel frequently.
The specialists must both be part of a government-funded health and disability service, for example, a renal dialysis centre or a specialist disability service.

Ministry of Education - Special Education
A range of support is available to ensure children and young people access the curriculum and take part in education.