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Delivering Cochlear Implant Mapping Remotely

In April 2021, Life Unlimited and the Southern Cochlear Implant Programme (SCIP),  embarked on a collaboration to improve the accessibility of cochlear implant services for people in Taranaki. Cochlear implant recipients in Taranaki previously traveled to SCIP’s Wellington clinic, supported by visiting clinics to New Plymouth once or twice a year. Life Unlimited now works…

International Day of People with Disabilities 2021

Hearing Therapy explore barriers to accessing COVID-19 vaccinations and attending vaccination clinics.  3 December 2021 – This year’s theme of the annual celebration of people with disabilities is ‘Fighting for rights in the post-COVID era’. The theme recognises that people living with disabilities are among the most affected populations amidst the global pandemic.  The government…

Michael Pulman – Hamilton

Michael Lewis Pulman – Born 17 December 1991, died Wednesday 8 September 2021 Read: A wheelchair couldn’t restrain Mike Pulman’s spirit Read: Inspiring sports writer and disability advocate “We were as set up for Lockdown as best we could be. It was a pretty hectic time. We had about a week to get ourselves ready…

New chair appointed for Life Unlimited

17 June 2021 – Wellington independent director Karen Coutts has been appointed the Life Unlimited Charitable Trust interim chair from July 1. She will lead a new organisation, the result of a merger between two disability trusts, AccessAbility and Life Unlimited. Other trustees include three from the previous AccessAbility trust board and three from Life…

Access Ability and Life Unlimited to merge

3 May 2021 – Two leading national disability organisations will merge from July 1.  Life Unlimited and Access Ability, both charitable trusts with a long involvement in the health and disability sector across New Zealand, say the merger will position them as a new organisation for the future which includes upholding the rights of disabled people to take control of their own…

Hearing care for All!

Life Unlimited is supporting the World Health Organization’s World Hearing Day on Wednesday 3 March calling it a “massive call to action” for New Zealand. The theme for World Hearing Day is Hearing Call for ALL! Screen, Rehabilitate, Communicate. The day will mark the launch of the first-ever World Report on Hearing which presents a…

Advice service for hard of hearing Oamaru residents

14 December 2020 – Smoke alerting devices for the hard of hearing save lives when installed and thanks to a partnership between Fire and Emergency New Zealand and Life Unlimited Charitable Trust they can now be quickly installed in Oamaru and potentially fully funded. Fire and Emergency New Zealand fire risk management officer Mark Bredenbeck…