NZ Deaf Short Film Festival 2015

Deaf Short Film Festival 2015 – Media Release The organising Committee is pleased to announce that the 7th Deaf Short Film Festival (DSFF) is being hosted by Wellington, and will be held on 4 and 5th September 2015. Film Screenings will be shown at Nga Taonga (the Film Archives) with

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Florals and flares this Friday in Christchurch

This Friday (19 September) is Loud Shirt Day, and the Southern Cochlear Implant Programme is encouraging people in Christchurch to wear brightly coloured florals and flares to help raise money for hearing impaired children. In Christchurch there are 51 children with cochlear implants. The annual Loud Shirt Day raises funds

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Government announcement will change lives significantly

The head of the Christchurch-based Southern Cochlear Implant Programme says today’s announcement of extra funding for cochlear implants will significantly change the lives of children with profound hearing loss. The devices are similar in size to high-powered hearing aids. They help people who gain little or no benefit from standard

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Cochlear implant use at an all-time high, audiologist says

As Hearing Week (23 – 30 March) begins, the number of profoundly deaf children and adults receiving cochlear implants is at an all-time high with 596 adults and children currently registered with the Southern Cochlear Implant Programme – compared to 70 in 2003. The Christchurch-based programme serves profoundly deaf children

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