Hastings Hearing Association

Community Organisation

Hastings Hearing Association
513 Southampton Street East
Akina
Hastings 4122
8 days ago

Window Cleaner Needed

Carolynne Riley from Hastings Hearing Association

We are hoping to get someone to come and clean the outside windows of our office in Hastings next week. We are a charity organisation and have recently had them done but are far from satisfied and need our building to look top notch by next weekend for our first open home, so we are looking for … View moreWe are hoping to get someone to come and clean the outside windows of our office in Hastings next week. We are a charity organisation and have recently had them done but are far from satisfied and need our building to look top notch by next weekend for our first open home, so we are looking for someone reliable and affordable for the job. If interested please phone 876 7210 during our office hours Tues, Wed, Thurs 9:30am - 2pm.

30 days ago

Wanted - Board Member

Carolynne Riley from Hastings Hearing Association

If you value life with sound and share our view that early hearing education is vital for a healthier and more connected community then we need you!
For over 50 years we have been providing unbiased information, advice and support for people affected by hearing loss in our community. Due to a … View more
If you value life with sound and share our view that early hearing education is vital for a healthier and more connected community then we need you!
For over 50 years we have been providing unbiased information, advice and support for people affected by hearing loss in our community. Due to a lack of awareness, 7 years ago we developed an education program that we deliver free to local Early Learning Centers, kindergartens, schools, tertiary centers and community groups raising awareness on the causes and prevention of noise induced hearing loss and other hearing related topics. Our program is highly valued and demand is growing, therefore we feel we are in a good position to expand and put greater focus on our education program. We provide a preventative service, enabling our community to value their hearing and take action to preserve a life with sound.

We are looking for a forward thinking, proactive person ideally with governance skills to support our mission and vision.
This is a voluntary role - Expectations of Board Members are that you attend our Board meetings which we hold every second Monday of the month from 5:30pm, these last approx. 1-1.5hrs.

If you are interested in becoming a member of our Board please get in touch today!
Email: hastings@hearing.org.nz

204 days ago

Join us on a Bus Trip to Oruawharo Homestead

Carolynne Riley from Hastings Hearing Association

Join us on a visit to Oruawharo Homestead & Gardens. This event is open to the public but there are limited seats so it pays to book yours asap. The cost is $40 for members of Hastings Hearing or $45 for non-members and includes the bus trip, lunch and tour of the homestead & gardens.
The… View more
Join us on a visit to Oruawharo Homestead & Gardens. This event is open to the public but there are limited seats so it pays to book yours asap. The cost is $40 for members of Hastings Hearing or $45 for non-members and includes the bus trip, lunch and tour of the homestead & gardens.
The bus departs Hastings Hearing at 11am and will return by 3:30pm.
Please confirm your choice upon booking of either Chicken Pot Pie or Egg & Bacon Pie - each comes with a Fresh bread roll, garden salad & is followed by a Chocolate Raspberry Slice served with Whipped Cream and Tea or Coffee.

Contact Hastings Hearing to secure a seat on 876 7210. RSVP asap as seats are limited or by 12.3.19

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218 days ago

Preserving Life with Sound for our Community with Hearing Safety Education

Carolynne Riley from Hastings Hearing Association

We are a registered charity that has been operating in Hawke’s Bay for over 50 years offering
unbiased information, advice and support on hearing related issues as well as education on protection against noise induced hearing loss.

OUR MISSION:
To educate our community that noise induced hearing… View more
We are a registered charity that has been operating in Hawke’s Bay for over 50 years offering
unbiased information, advice and support on hearing related issues as well as education on protection against noise induced hearing loss.

OUR MISSION:
To educate our community that noise induced hearing loss is 100% preventable and provide them with
the knowledge they need to protect their hearing. To also be known as the first point of call for anyone in our community affected by hearing loss and seeking information, advice & support.

HEARING LOSS IS AN INVISIBLE DISABILITY THAT CAN AFFECT ANYONE AT ANY AGE:
A recent study reported that 18.9% of the New Zealand population have a hearing loss. Research also suggests that hearing loss can more often than not be attributed to damage from noise rather than age. For children hearing loss can be detrimental to their education and their social development, for adults it can be isolating and embarrassing. We often hear that people with hearing loss feel unsupported and misunderstood, that is why we are here. Our goal is to offer early intervention for noise induced hearing loss, by equipping children, educators and parents with the knowledge they need to protect their hearing. We aim to see a reduction of noise induced hearing loss in future generations. Our programs are in high demand and we hear some fantastic feedback about how the recipients retain and utilise the information
they learn from the presentations and that they often share it with their family & friends.

FREE COMMUNITY EDUCATION ON PREVENTION OF NOISE INDUCED HEARING LOSS & GENERAL HEARING RELATED ISSUES:
For over 6 years now Hastings Hearing has employed a Hearing Educator to give free presentations to preschools, schools, educators, community groups and any other organisations interested in learning how to prevent noise induced hearing loss. These presentations are fun, interactive and memorable and are adjusted to be appropriate for the group it is being delivered too. Our presentations are a form of early intervention and equip participants with the knowledge they need to prevent this invisible disability from affecting them and their families. For the year 2018 our Hearing Educator delivered 142 presentations to local ELC's, Kindergartens, schools, tertiary groups, educators and community groups with a total of 2,234 participants. These figures have increased year on year since we started offering the programs.

Other services & Testimonials.pdf Download View

289 days ago

Merry Christmas & Happy Reading!

Carolynne Riley from Hastings Hearing Association

Hastings Hearing's latest newsletter - contains an update on the HBDHB Audiology Department, as well as details of upcoming events and even some 'cut-out' jokes to give everyone a giggle at Christmas lunch/dinner. Enjoy

November 2018 - H.H. Newsletter.pdf Download View

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