The Great Big Hearing Check

Returns to New Zealand for March, Hearing Awareness Month

Who do you hear for? Your mates, your favourite co-worker, your grand-kids or your better-half? Whoever it is, the Great Big Hearing Check 2024 is the perfect time to check up on your hearing health at

The Great Big Hearing Check is more than just a great reminder to do your annual hearing check; it’s an opportunity to make a meaningful difference in the lives of Kiwi kids who experience hearing loss. For every hearing check completed in March, Triton Hearing will donate $1 to the National Foundation for Deaf and Hard of Hearing, supporting their vital school screening program.

“We are thrilled to bring back the Great Big Hearing Check for another year,” said Ben Green, managing director of Triton Hearing. “With the support of our community and our partners, Unichem and Life Pharmacies, Farmlands, Motor Trade Association, Waikato-Tainui and National Foundation for Deaf and Hard of Hearing we can make a real difference in raising awareness about the importance of hearing health and supporting those in need. Together, let’s make 2024 the biggest and most impactful year yet!”

In addition to supporting this important cause, participants in the Great Big Hearing Check will have the chance to win their share in over $10,000 in prizes. Whether completing a hearing check online at or at one of Triton Hearing’s conveniently located kiosks in participating Unichem and Life Pharmacies, Triton Hearing clinics, or Farmlands stores, everyone who completes a hearing check during March, will be entered into the draw to win!

Since its inception in 2019, the Great Big Hearing Check has seen incredible support, with over 40,000 New Zealanders taking part. Now, in 2024, Triton Hearing aims to surpass previous years’ success and make an even greater impact on hearing health awareness and support, particularly the impact of noise-induced hearing loss.

Lesleigh Smith, Triton Hearing’s head of audiology, emphasises the importance of checking your hearing regularly stating, “We see a lot of people with noise-induced hearing loss in New Zealand. Because we have an extensive farming community, a large trades sector, and a sizeable manufacturing industry, a lot of Kiwis work in environments where they are regularly exposed to noise, and their hearing loss goes undetected.”

Smith further explains, “While there’s more awareness now of the need to use personal protective equipment, the issue is that people can be quite lax around using the hearing protection for a short-duration activity. But it’s that repetitive exposure over time that chips away at your hearing and accelerates your hearing loss.”

Untreated hearing loss can have a significant impact on quality of life, affecting not only the individual but also their partner and family, and ultimately resulting in greater permanent damage.

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