We’ve just published The Hearing House's Annual Report for 2022 – 2023.
Click image below it HERE to read.
Over the past year, we’ve seen a greater demand for The Hearing House’s services and this is reflected in the broadening of our services and growth of our key metrics.
These include the number of implanted kiritaki (clients) supported by our programme, the number of referrals for our services, the number of Ko Taku Reo (Deaf Education New Zealand) children under our care, the number of off-site and outreach appointments provided, and the number of kiritaki and their whānau who engaged with our counselling services.
We’ve also secured funding for our first mobile hearing van targeting under-served areas, providing services closer to the heart of our communities and leading to better health outcomes for our kiritaki (clients). Fit-out of the van is due to start early in the New Year, and we’re hoping to have the van on the road by the end of April next year.
Here’s an anecdote from one of our kiritaki which I think encapsulates the life-changing differences we can make to people’s lives:
“I’ve just listened to music for the first time since having my implant and it filled me with so much joy. Just quiet, not loud - and so restful. I suppose this is another chapter of my journey. I think I’ll be having music around me now. I’ve oh so missed it. Thank you.”