20 June 2022
CAREER OPPORTUNITY - Training 30 and 31 August 2022
With the announcement of our name change and our focus being on prevention education - we need to expand. We are looking for independent contract educators to do Hear This (incorporating Dangerous Decibels) presentations at schools and other community groups. Visit our Education page to know more about the presentations.
The training will be held in Christchurch.
To find out more contact Anske at email@example.com
10 June 2022
AGM - NEW NAME
At its Annual General Meeting on Wednesday 8 June 2022, a motion from the Board of Hearing Support Christchurch was received and approved to change the name under which we trade to better reflect the journey we are on in providing programmes across the community to educate people on noise-related hearing loss through programmes such as Dangerous Decibels/Hear This. Going forward, the organisation will be known as Hearing Education Canterbury. The new branding and logo approved by the Board will begin to roll out on communications going forward.
Recently introduced Programme for Hearing Support Christchurch
Hearing Support Christchurch have recently introduced the DANGEROUS DECIBELS PROGRAMME to our Education arm. The Programme aims to educate children in Years 4 to 8 about the ear, hearing, decibels and how to prevent noise induced hearing loss. The presentations are educational, scientific, fun and interactive!
Feedback so far has been nothing but positive and we aim to reach as many students in as many schools as possible with the important message of taking care of your hearing. Because once it is gone – it is gone!
Please refer to our EDUCATION Tab on this site for further information about this exciting programme.
TINNITUS WORKSHOP 2020
Just days prior to Covid-19 becoming too worrisome, we held our popular annual Tinnitus Workshop. We were able to host it at our new premises, Village Health in the staff dining room, which was very convenient and worked well. However, it was a bit different from normal as we were asked by Village Health medical staff to ensure everyone attending had not recently returned from overseas, were not unwell, and that they all used hand sanitiser upon entering and leaving the room. It was definitely a precursor to our “new normal”! These are certainly strange times we are living in.
Fortunately, Dr Grant Searchfield was still able to fly down from Auckland to speak at the workshop. A week later, it would have been a different story.
Once again Grant led an informative and interesting workshop with 28 attendees benefitting from his wisdom and expertise. Grant is certainly more than well qualified to share his knowledge. As well as having the condition himself, he is an Associate Professor in the Audiology Section at University of Auckland and directs the University’s Hearing and Tinnitus Clinic. He is an associate editor for the International Journal of Audiology, Journal of the American Academy of Audiology and Scientific Reports. His research focus is cognitive processes involved in tinnitus perception and innovative technology for management of hearing loss and tinnitus.
Attendees reported that they received helpful information that they can take away in order to help with their own Tinnitus. If you couldn’t attend or would love to next time, then give Julie a call and she will pop you on our waiting list.
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