Useful links

There is a wealth of knowledge available on the internet. Below are some recommended sites.

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accessable is a multi-service organisation working to assist disabled people and their families/whānau/hapu, employers, health professionals and disability support organisations. accessable manages Ministry of Health funding intended to improve the quality of life for disabled people. This includes the management of the national funding for adult hearing aid subsidies and children’s hearing aids.

Deaf Children New Zealand | Tamariki Turi o Aotearoa
Deaf Children New Zealand (DCNZ) is a parent-led, national organisation that supports members including Regional Parent Groups, and individual families who have a child or children, who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing, up to 21 years old. 
It is free to join DCNZ, you can register your child online.

National Foundation for the Deaf
The NFD (National Foundation for the Deaf) promotes the interests of nearly half a million deaf and hearing impaired New Zealanders.

Deaf Aotearoa New Zealand
Deaf Aotearoa of New Zealand is committed to providing quality services to all deaf people in New Zealand.

Parent to Parent New Zealand
Parent to Parent is a support and information network for parents of children with special needs. Support is provided voluntarily by trained support parents who have a child with the same or similar needs.

Sign Language Teachers
This organisation promotes the teaching of New Zealand Sign Language to the general public and ensures the quality and standards of NZSL teaching.

New Zealand Audiological Society
New Zealand Audiological Society (NZAS) audiologists are the professionals able to provide advice and treatment for hearing problems.

Getting Started
This publication was developed by the National Audiology Centre and Deaf Education Aotearoa New Zealand (DEANZ) to offer information for parents of children who have been diagnosed with hearing loss.

The Ministry of Health
The Ministry of Health website contains information on maternity services in general and on eligibility for publicly funded health care in New Zealand.

International Organisations

U.S. Center for Disease Control
American Speech Language Hearing Association
U.S. National Centre for Hearing Assessment and Management
British Columbia Early Hearing Programme
U.K. NHS Newborn Hearing Screening
Victorian Infant Hearing Screening Programme
NSW Infant Hearing Programme

Page last updated: 10 June 2015