What is Loud Shirt Day?

Be a star on Loud Shirt Day – Friday September 23rd 2016 – and help deaf kids learn to listen and talk like their hearing friends. If you've taken part in Loud Shirt Day before you'll know it's a great way to commit serious fashion crimes and have a whole lot of fun at work or at school or in your social group. And if this is your first year being involved with Loud Shirt Day, we know you'll have a fabulous time wowing your colleagues and friends with your brightest, funkiest shirt.

Loud Shirt Day is the annual appeal of The Hearing House and the Southern Cochlear Implant Paediatric Programme, two charities dedicated to enabling deaf children with cochlear implant or hearing aids to listen and speak like their hearing peers. Neither charity charges deaf chldren or their families for their services.

The Hearing House is based in Auckland and provides services to families living north of Turangi, and the Southern Cochlear Implant Programme is based in Christchurch and provides services to families in the rest of the country. Loud Shirt Day donations go to the region in which they were raised.