Community and charitable services offered

A Hearing Pathfinder service is available in some areas. Free advice and Audiology services with a pathfinder on hand to assist you through your hearing needs. You will need to fit within our criteria to access this service. Contact our office for more information.

Some of the charitable work offered:

  • Hearing therapy
  • Hearing conservation
  • Information about assistive listening devices
  • Staff training
  • Community talks
  • One on one support with a Hearing Pathfinder

Community talks cover

The talk covers issues such as:

  • Recognising you have hearing loss
  • How to come to terms with it and what to do
  • Hearing Assessments
  • Choosing a Hearing Aid that’s right for you
  • Hearing Aid funding
  • Assistive Listening Devices
  • Tinnitus
  • Ear Wax removal

Questions from the Floor: Talks last for approximately 20 minutes, are free of charge and aim to raise the profile of hearing issues.

In-Service Staff Training

The Hearing Association (Auckland) Inc. offer Volunteer Speakers to talk to your staff and caregivers about how to care for hearing aids. This is a FREE service.

The list below is a selection of topics that may be covered in the talk:

  • Common management problems
  • Changing batteries
  • Cleaning and maintenance of hearing aids
  • Wax Protection Systems
  • Types of hearing aids
  • Tubing
  • Battery Testers
  • Hard of hearing phones & TV headsets
  • Ear Wax removal

Questions from the Floor: Talks last for approximately 20 minutes, are free of charge and aim to improve staff management of hearing aids. If you would like a speaker to talk to your group please contact our office. We do have a maximum number required before we are able to offer this service.