The National Foundation for the Deaf has eight member organisations. Each organisation has a different focus. All are committed to promoting good hearing and helping those with hearing impairment.
The member organisations draw strength from working with each other and with the Foundation. They share ideas, manage joint projects and contribute to publications about hearing issues.
The Foundation's eight member organisations are:
Offering support, through 36 branches nationwide, to all people with hearing problems both socially and in the workplace. They offer hearing tests and assistive devices, and run public education about preventing hearing loss.
Supporting research into hearing and deafness in New Zealand, funding research at centres throughout the country through a range of scholarships and grants.
Promoting the science and practice of acoustics.
Representing more than 300 audiologists in New Zealand, who are specialists at diagnosing hearing problems and the non-medical treatment of hearing loss. MNZAS audiologists adhere to agreed Standards of Practice.
Providing support, information and networking opportunities for the parents of deaf children – most of whom have little prior experience of deafness – as well as help for the children.
Representing Otolaryngologists/Head & Neck Surgeons (Ear, Nose & Throat Surgeons) in New Zealand. Otolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgery is the branch of medicine that specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the ear, nose, throat, and head & neck, including hearing loss.
The professional organisation for hearing therapists in New Zealand. Its purpose is to promote the knowledge and practice of hearing therapy, including research in hearing therapy.
Supporting access to Cochlear Implant information and services.