March 2013 Recipients
Pindrop Foundation, a Meadow Bank based charity in Auckland, received $5,000 from the Mazda Foundation to fund a school outreach program. The aim of the program is to educate Kiwi kids about how to protect their hearing from noise induced hearing loss, New Zealand’s fifth largest claim on ACC.
Noise is a significant cause of hearing loss which is estimated to affect 65,000 New Zealanders and is reaching epidemic proportions across the country. Pindrop plans to launch a programme which focuses on teaching students about the dangers of hearing loss and the importance of protecting their hearing for the future.
The organisation’s initiative is focussed on prevention rather than cure by raising awareness of hearing loss and the importance of hearing protection.