We are expanding and construction has begun!
The Hearing House Centre will be a purpose-built facility that will transform the lives of hearing-impaired children and adults.
Construction of our bold $8 million facility is under way. It’s an exciting project – but we urgently need your help. The Hearing House Centre is costing $8 million to build and will help us better meet the needs of deaf children and adults. So far we have raised more than $6 million. We need your help to raise the remaining money.
The Hearing House Centre will be a state-of-the-art 1000sqm facility featuring therapy rooms, audiology booths, a community meeting room, a family room and a sensory integration room. Construction began in July 2016 and is expected to be complete by November 2017.
Stage one of our project was completed in 2015 when the new preschool re-opened as the Joyce Fisher Preschool.
Stage two is the expansion of The Hearing House which will enable us to take on 450 adult clients in early 2018. This is thanks to a partnership with the University of Auckland and will involve some university staff and students being based at the new building. The Hearing House will be providing a life-long service by offering the expertise of our staff to adults who need, or have, a cochlear implant. The aim is to get adults who have suffered a sudden or gradual hearing loss, and are now severely or profoundly deaf, back into the work force, back into their social circles and into society as a whole.
Many of them may have slipped into an isolated situation because they aren’t able to hear what is going on around them. They will have missed out on important conversations and family moments, work opportunities and social experiences simply because they can’t hear. Our services will give their hearing back to them so that they can once again participate in life to the full.
In late 2012, two properties next door to the iconic Hearing House building on Campbell Rd were purchased by the Cochlear Implant Foundation of New Zealand. We are retaining our original building and constructing The Hearing House Centre next to it. The house will be converted into a welcoming reception area with a kitchen and waiting area to ensure our families continue to appreciate our place “as their second home”.
Please join us on this journey as we work to develop this purpose-built facility, and provide more deaf children and adults with specialised services, and a better future.
While the rebuild is being carried out The Hearing House staff are split over three sites in Greenlane – at the Ascot Business Park, the Greenlane Clinical Centre and at our preschool, the Joyce Fisher Preschool. Click here for a map of the temporary premises