Personal stories

Many New Zealanders participate in screening programmes and have their own stories to tell. We are privileged to be able to share some of those stories.

Jackson Reed's story

“Even if your child is found to have a hearing problem, it doesn’t have to be a huge disability. Because Jackson's was picked up early, he is doing just fine!”

Ashburton baby Jackson Reed was just two days old when possible problems with his hearing were first identified.

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James King's story

“The tests don’t worry the baby at all, they’re free and you’ve got to know if your baby has any problems.”

Robyn and Brian King’s youngest child, James, was born in March 2005 in Waikato Hospital. When he was three days old, a screener gave him his first hearing test. Robyn takes up the story.

Read James King's story...