Information about hearing, hearing tests, hearing aids, cochlear implants, New Zealand Sign Language NZSL and language development may be found in "The Family Book - Te PukaPuka o Nga Whanau", a publication of the Ministry of Education. This book is normally given to families at the time of confirmation of their child’s hearing loss.

Information about other general resourcing and support services for families with deaf and hard of hearing children in New Zealand can be found at:


Overseas support websites

New Zealand Newborn Hearing Screening and Early intervention

The National Foundation for the Deaf

Hearing loss simulation

For even hearing loss at all test frequencies

For different types of hearing loss and audiograms

Information about children’s hearing aid funding in New Zealand

Classroom acoustics and supporting a child with hearing loss at School