Hearing loss can lead to communication breakdown and result in frustration and isolation. Check your hearing.
A highlight for participants on the Ngā Mara Ātea marae-based cultural day programme at Kirikiriroa Marae in Hamilton in late 2018 was setting up the Christmas trees in the central business district at Garden Place.
Regular exposure to the Snoezelen sensory room at Life Unlimited enables clients to relax and explore their sensory environment, and in turn find more appropriate ways to remain relaxed or stimulated outside of the room.
One in six people – an estimated 880,000 New Zealanders – have a hearing loss, including approximately 300,000 people in the working age of 20 to 65.
It’s barbecue season and, this summer, national hearing organisation Hearing Therapy, is urging hosts to extend their Kiwi hospitality to guests who have trouble hearing.
Facilitating an inclusive contemporary dance programme for Life Unlimited Charitable Trust’s after-school sport programme allowed Courtney Richmond to share her passion for movement and dance with willing participants.
You know you’ve found a diamond when you come across a video blurb that reads, “Freedom Nathan tells it like it is with an infectious sense of humour. She’s a farm girl who likes to go fishing and hunting with her cousins…the fact she completely lost her sight at age 5 hasn’t stopped her living life to the full”.
Noise induced hearing loss is affecting younger people at higher rates than previous generations so it’s really important to let children and young people know how to protect their ears.
Eve Ruth is warm and friendly. She’s a good listener and happy to have a chat – all the qualities that make for a good friend. But after managing a long illness, Eve found the friendships she once enjoyed had vanished. An adult education programme in Hamilton called Life Friends has set her on the path to making and sustaining new connections.
It’s important to do your homework when selecting providers of services, treatments or interventions.