Cochlear implants: Are we meeting the standard of care in New Zealand?
Michel Neeff, ENT and Cochlear Implant Surgeon, questions why only 1 in 20 adults in New Zealand are getting access to life-changing cochlear implant technology. For over 30 years in New Zealand, coc…

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Hearing loss communities: 'We are still asking to be listened to'
The National Foundation for Deaf and Hard of Hearing is concerned that people with hearing loss are being discriminated against and having their needs overlooked in the government's response to the Co…

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More heartbreak for patients waiting for a cochlear implant
The Pindrop Foundation has received the disappointing news that there is a funding freeze on cochlear implants for adults, meaning the allocation of 40 implants per year for adults remains, with no ad…

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World Hearing Day 3 March 2020
Don’t let hearing loss limit you. Hearing for life!  On World Hearing Day 2020, the New Zealand Audiological Society would like to address the importance of hearing loss prevention and early interven…

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Kiwis living with disabling hearing loss are missing out on life-changing hearing technology
  Hundreds of New Zealand adults will never hear again unless government funding for cochlear implants is increased. Behind the numbers are real people. Parents who can no longer hear their children…

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Meet Deaf Adults video
Deaf Leadership International Alliance (DLIA) is making a video named Meet Deaf Adults to show at the 2020 FCEI congress. The purpose of the video is to feature deaf adults from all over the world to …

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Deaf Foundation blames earbuds, phones for teens' hearing loss
Source: Radio NZ   The National Foundation for Deaf and Hard of Hearing is alarmed by the rates of hearing loss it has found among 13 and 14-year-olds. The foundation said 34 percent of 479 Year 9 …

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Sound deprivation in one ear leads to speech recognition difficulties
Source: neurosciencenews.com New research study suggests that not properly treating ear infections or other conditions that chronically affect the middle ear may lead to neural deficits and increased…

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Could a hearing check help prisoners reintegrate into society?
Source: Radio NZ From Nine To Noon, 9:08 am on 27 August 2019 The rate of hearing loss in prisoners is double that of the general population and legal and disability advocates are calling for all rem…

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