Deafness support

Deafness support

  • Support services and information for people affected by deafness and their family/whānau.
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Deaf Aotearoa(external link)(external link)
A national organisation representing the voice of Deaf people, and the national service provider for Deaf people in New Zealand.

First Signs(external link)(external link)
Supports the learning of New Zealand Sign Language for family and whānau of Deaf or hard-of-hearing children aged 0–5 years.

Hauora(external link)(external link)
Deaf Aotearoa’s service for Deaf and hard-of-hearing people that provides needs assessment and coordination, applications for assistive equipment and information and advice.

The National Foundation for Deaf and Hard of Hearing NZ(external link)(external link)
Freephone 0800 867 446 (in New Zealand). Provides online forums, links to support services and organisations, financial aid opportunities, information about your rights, events, education and prevention advice, personal stories and more.

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