Ko Taku Reo Audiology has one Audiologist based at the Sumner campus in Christchurch. Audiology services in Auckland are currently being coordinated from Ko Taku Reo’s Auckland campus, with support from Christchurch’s Audiologist. Services in Auckland are currently provided by local Auckland DHB Audiologists.
Scope of Practice
We provide audiology services for children from age ~6 months to 21 years.
This includes hearing assessment, monitoring of children’s progress in communication, hearing aid fitting/evaluation, equipment troubleshooting/management and communication strategies.
We work with all children regardless of their mode of communication.
The benefits of our audiology service
We are part of a multi-disciplinary team, and our model centres around family-centred, strengths-based practice.
Specialisation in paediatric and educational audiology in a team-oriented, professional environment.
Close links with Enrolled School, Teachers of the Deaf, Resource Teachers of the Deaf, Ministry of Education Advisers on Deaf Children and DHB Audiology Services.
We are committed to providing services guided by Te Tiriti o Waitangi, New Zealand Audiological Society values, and the values of Ko Taku Reo Deaf Education.
Te Tiriti o Waitangi principles:
- Protection – we help to protect what is important to you, including your language.
- Participation – we provide flexibility to ensure all children and family members may participate in our service at the level they choose.
- Partnership – we partner with children, their families, communities and professionals to deliver audiology services.
New Zealand Audiology Society values:
- Client Focused - The client is at the forefront of our work
- Learning - We continue to grow our knowledge and understanding of hearing care best practice
- Ethical - We act with honesty and integrity and are accountable for our actions
- Respect - We work collaboratively, building mutually respectful relationships with clients and stakeholders
Ko Taku Reo Deaf Education values:
- A strong commitment to Deaf bi-lingual and bi-cultural practice
- Valuing Deaf cultural norms
- Provide students with an environment where they can Belong, Grow, Choose, Excel
- Access to resources and services students need to be happy and engaged learners
- To have opportunities to be their best and become confident leaders of their own lives
The audiology office in Sumner, Christchurch operates Monday to Friday, 8.30 am-5 pm.
Referrals are accepted directly from the child or their family, as well as from health/education professionals.
For more information please contact:
+64 28 2559 2542