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last updated Wed 20 Jul 16

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A wide range of services are provided by the Centre.
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School Year 2017

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Frequently Asked Questions

How Does the Ear Work?
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How Does a Hearing Aid Work?
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Parts and functions of the Hearing Aid
and Radio Aid.
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diagrams and spoken english video clips.

How Does a Cochlear Implant Work?
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Names and functions of the internal and external parts of the cochlear implant. Click to see images, diagrams and spoken english video clips.

What is New Zealand Sign Language?
Click on the link above to find out about NZSL.

A printable copy of the NZSL Fingerspelt Alphabet is attached in a PDF document > Fingerspelt Alphabet

NZSL video clips for common signs at school and at home.
Signs In And Around The School includes signs for: "Things in the classroom", Basic commands for teachers, "How do I say?", Buildings around the school, School subjects. Signs In And Around The Home includes signs for: "How do I say?", Rooms in the House, Things inside and outside the House.
Full colour illustrations, NZSL video clips, English wordlists, NZSL and sign supported English (SSE) phrases. 

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Where Can I Learn New Zealand Sign Language?

The New Zealand Sign Language Tutors Assocciation web site http://www.nzslta.org.nz lists classes around New Zealand where you can go to learn NZSL. Or alternatively you can contact your local office of the New Zealand Deaf Association or local community college/school to see if there are New Zealand Sign Language classes in your area.

The van Asch Deaf Education Centre provides NZSL educational resources for use with Deaf and hearing impaired children. For a full catalogue go to our Online Shop.

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Deaf Awareness Week


Each year, in the last week of September, the National Foundation Deaf focus on a significant issue affecting the deaf and hearing impaired people of New Zealand.
Deaf Awareness Week is also a prompt for all New Zealanders to consider having their hearing tested.

New Zealand Relay


New Zealand Relay (NZ Relay) is a telecommunications service for people who are Deaf, hearing-impaired, deaf-blind, or speech-impaired. You can use NZ Relay to make telephone calls to family, businesses, government ministries—anyone who has a phone.

Technology for Deaf

> Technology @ Home
A look at the use of Technology in a deaf persons home.