Submission to the Health Select Committee On the:

Cochlear Implant Consumer Group Petition to:

Increase funding of Cochlear Implants for deaf adults, facilitating parity with other severely disabled New Zealanders.

The New Zealand Cochlear Implant Consumer Group (NZCICG) was formed in 2011 representing those New Zealanders who have become deaf and for whom, deafness has had a significant adverse impact on their quality of life.

  • NZCICG presents a united voice for those deaf adults for whom deafness is a severe disability.
  • NZCICG provides peer support to those living in a world of silence and who wish to be part of the hearing world.
  • Together, we work toward making a hearing world accessible to all whom choose it through cochlear implant technology
  • The NZCICG vision is to “Ensure the ability to hear is available to all”. Our aim is to increase accessibility to a hearing world through cochlear implant technology for those for whom deafness is a severe disability. Freed to hear again, we can participate fully in our lives again, enhancing health, wellbeing and aspirations.

The New Zealand Cochlear Implant Consumer Group wish to be heard in support of their submission.

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