A Partnership In Action

Our Mission

"To enhance the independence and wellbeing of deaf and severely hearing-impaired New Zealanders, through the provision of specially trained Hearing Dogs to internationally recognised standards."
Specially trained Hearing Dogs provide valuable services to deaf and hearing-impaired people in much the same way as guide dogs for blind people. In 1998, Hearing Dogs for Deaf People NZ was formally established and incorporated as a charitable trust. Previously, no organisation for training and placing these dogs existed in New Zealand. Hearing Dogs have the same access rights as Guide Dogs for the blind – they are allowed into all public places, including food premises. Learn more.

Our Patron is Dame Patsy Reddy GNZM QSO DStJ,
Governor-General of New Zealand.

Please Support Our Sponsors

We sincerely thank the following for their generous support. If you would like to support us, please click here.

  • Vanilla Brief
  • Graphic Art Studio
National Training Centre Sponsors
  • New Zealand Post
  • Purina
  • TrustPower
  • post haste
Trusts and Foundation Support

  • Jetstar Flying Start
  • BlueWaters
  • The Lion Foundation
  • Infinity
  • Four Winds
  • Lottery Grants Board


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