Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC) is encouraging people to head to the RIDBC Book, Toy and Music Fair on Friday 7 - Sunday 9 April. The fair will be held at RIDBC, 361-365 North Rocks Road, North Rocks, from 8am – 3pm.
Northern Territory Health Minister, Natasha Fyles, visited the Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC) today to witness the moment when seven-month-old Charlie heard sound for the very first time, as his new cochlear implant was switched-on.
Renowned surgeon, Associate Professor Catherine Birman, has won the 2017 New South Wales Premier’s Award for Woman of the Year. A/Prof Birman was awarded the 2017 title at a ceremony at Parliament House on Wednesday 8 March to coincide with International Women’s Day.
On World Hearing Day, Friday, March 3, RIDBC Jim Patrick Audiology Centre will be celebrating the achievement of serving over 20,000 clients since its inception in 2002.
RIDBC Jim Patrick Audiology Centre at North Rocks is a family-friendly audiology clinic offering a full range of children’s audiological services. The centre incorporates the latest technology for hearing assessment of children from birth onwards.
With an ageing population, hearing loss is projected to increase to 1 in every 4 Australians by 2050. In the lead up to NSW Seniors Festival 2017, held Friday 3 March to Sunday 12 March, RIDBC health professionals are calling for Australians to take action on hearing loss by adding a visit to an audiologist to their annual list of medical check-ups.
As part of Orthoptic Awareness Week, 27 February – 3 March, Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC) is celebrating the role of orthoptists in improving life outcomes for people with vision impairment.
Orthoptic Awareness Week aims to heighten the awareness and understanding of the important role orthoptists play in helping people maximise their residual vision and in preparing for the future when their vision may change.