World Hearing Day 2024 is here! This year’s theme is “Changing mindsets: Let’s make ear and hearing care a reality for all!” The official World Hearing Day 2024 website.



As a member of society, what mindset can we change to enable “hearing care a reality for all”, who could benefit from and receive support from these change in Aotearoa New Zealand? This year, many organisations across Aotearoa are raising awareness of WHD for everyone to think about their way of changing mindsets.



Hearing New Zealand is working hard to raise awareness and advocate for more resource or hearing care. Upcoming events include awareness event on 3rd of March, Hearing awareness week educational seminars in Nelson on 8th of March 2024 (, and advocacy campaign as part of accessibility bill. 

New Zealand Audiological Society are changing the mindset in public and those affected by hearing difficulties by supporting Naketa Phillips (Hard of Hearing, Rongowhakaata/ whakatōhea) to produce some short videos sharing her experiences. Stay tuned!

Hearing House is an Auckland-based charity that delivers a range of services and programmes to kiritaki (clients) from Cape Reinga to Taupō, helping people who use cochlear implants to hear. They are planning a range of activities, including family and group activities, social media posts, and stories about kiritaki (clients).

Pindrop Foundation will be driving the cochlear implants advocacy discussion and awareness conversations recycling around changing mindsets! Checkout their website for amazing discussion and events coming up.

National Foundation for Deaf and Hard of Hearing will have many events and resources for the public. Follow them though their website and social media posts!

The Audiology programme at The University of Canterbury will be raising awareness and showcasing the latest in hearing care provided by audiologists. Stay tuned!

Eisdell Moore Centre, in collaboration with Audiology and Vestibular Translational Neuroscience Cluster (@AVTNC1) and the University of Auckland Master of Audiology Student Association (@masa_uoa), we have poster presentation and competitions about hearing healthcare to change the mind-set in the student and future health care professionals! Where & When: at the University of Auckland, Grafton Campus (85 Park road, Auckland) on Monday 4th of March 10am – 1pm.

Eisdell Moore Centre will also be trying to change the mindset of youth by running “Be Innovative in Hearing Care Challenge” competition for students to Where & when: online from 3rd of March – 31st of March!