It’s like going into training – to get the best out of your hearing devices you need to prepare, you need to practise and you need to be realistic, says hearing therapist Tracy Henderson.
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Enabling Good Lives has thrown a lifeline to Kerrianne and her family. It gives them the flexibility to use funding for the supports they need. In Kerrianne’s case, travelling to and from the activities she loves is a high priority.
Here’s some advice and tips from people with disabilities, advocates and those offering support.
Daniel Holt has a different view of the world. Living with albinism means he’s sensitive to bright lights – but it’s also given him an edge.
It’s important to do your homework when selecting providers of services, treatments or interventions.
As a teenager Jess Quinn did all she could to disguise her prosthetic and pass for “normal.” Today she embrasses her uniqueness and inspires other amputees through social media.
There is plenty of support and information available at a local level as well. Here are some local organisations and services that will be able to give you support, education and help with advocacy.
6 March 2018 – Former Tararua District mayor Roly Ellis talked to Christine McKay from Hawkes Bay Today about how he has been affected by hearing loss, and how a workshop delivered by hearing therapist Anne Greatbatch has helped. “I would highly encourage and recommend anyone with hearing problems to go to the hearing workshops,” former…
Eltje Malzbender will never be able to ride a cycle again because of a severe traumatic brain injury but in the two years since the accident which changed her life, the 55-year-old physiotherapist is showing the value of a good rehabilitation programme.
National support organisations offer a range of services and advice, including information packs, phone and online help services and advocacy. Here’s a list of some key organisations that might be able to help you.