John McIntosh was born with scoliosis – or curvature of the spine – although John’s never let his disability slow him down. But, he admits, as he gets older his disability is having a bigger impact on daily life.
Waiata sessions at Kirikiroa Marae in Hamilton, held as part of Life Unlimited’s Ngā Mara Ātea programme, are building participants’ confidence in themselves and each other, says team leader Deborah Baird. Many people come from across the Waikato take part in the training run in partnership with Enrich Plus, who play and provide the music,…
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…
Establishing and sustaining a routine of physical activity can be likened to a savings account – an investment of sorts, in your future quality of life.
When new clients arrive, we talk to whanau about setting goals, and ensuring there is support in place. It is a great thing to see how the programme impacts in such a positive way.
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.
For many people, the stress of living with tinnitus can have a big impact on day-to-day life. But Tracy Henderson, a hearing therapist with Life Unlimited Hearing Therapy Services, says it is possible to better manage the stress associated with the condition.
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.
This year 17,000 accidents will happen in New Zealand bathrooms. Here are a few tips to make your bathroom safer.
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.