Hearing loss is one of the most common disabilities in new-born children, and it does not discriminate. In fact, nine-times-out-of-ten children born with hearing loss are born to hearing parents, who often have no history of hearing loss in their family. Advancements in technology like hearing aids and cochlear implants ensure that deaf children have access to sound.
Our free services are comparable to the best in the world – 91% of our deaf graduates – who do not have additional difficulties - can speak and listen at the same level as their peers and 96% attend a mainstream school.
Severe to profound hearing loss within New Zealand's adult population is an insidious disability that inhibits social interaction, limits employment opportunities and negatively impacts on close interpersonal relationships.
Isolation within this community is rampant, and for many adults there is a loss of identity and self-determination as they become reliant on family and friends for basic communication.
The vast majority of these people find substantial relief from a cochlear implant - but for most the surgery is only the first step in their journey.
How you can help
As a not-for-profit charity, The Hearing House relies on, and is deeply grateful for, the support it receives from individual donors, trusts, foundations and the Government.
No matter how large or small your gift, there are many ways you can give children and adults with hearing loss the gift of sound and speech.
Here's how you can help:
To make a donation via online banking please deposit your donation into account:
The Hearing House
Please use a reference and contact us so that we can send you a tax-deductible receipt.
Send a cheque
Please post a cheque to:
The Hearing House
PO Box 74-022
We will send a tax deductible receipt to you.
To make a credit card donation by phone, or to discuss how you can support The Hearing House, please call us on 09 579 2333.
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