When you’re hard of hearing, one of the worst experiences is when you and the person on the other side of the counter or desk are trying to get the messages through. It makes for another challenging day for those who are hard of hearing and for the person trying to communicate with you. Life…
10 December 2020 – Roly Ellis developed a hearing loss over time starting when he drove tanks while serving in the British Army. But it was well into his second term as Tararua District mayor many years later that hearing things in his work environment became more of a challenge. He struggled to hear at…
It’s not uncommon for people to find it harder to manage their hearing aids as they get older. The good news is there may be other solutions that are more manageable.
The ever increasing number of mobility scooters and power chairs now on footpaths do provide independence for the users but Waikato charitable trust Life Unlimited is concerned some people using them are doing so unsafely.
Visiting family or making the trip to work each day could be easier with Total Mobility, a nationwide transport scheme for people with disabilities.
Suzi Merson has hidden her wheelchair in the shed and taken to the footpaths around Hastings on a bright yellow Alinker walking bike.
Hamilton is hosting what is believed to be a New Zealand first Autistic Human Library next week. The event on World Autism Awareness Day Tuesday 2 April is different from most other events taking place around the country as it is autistic-led and focuses on autistic voices. The project is the brainchild of autistic advocate…
The noise of cicadas chirping may annoy some people, but for cochlear implant patient John Reweti-Davis – after 30 years of hearing loss – that high-pitched chirp was a welcome sound.
A mobility scooter can offer real independence to people who have difficulties with their mobility, allowing them to get out and stay connected with their community. But there are lots of things to consider before you make a purchase.
Genevieve McLachlan and her assistance dog, Pedro, are regular users of public transport in the Wellington region. She’s positive about the changes Metlink have made to ensure buses in the region are fully accessible.