RIDBC supports NSW Seniors Week

16/03/15
RIDBC is using NSW Seniors Week to let the community know that there is support available for those with hearing loss.

RIDBC is using NSW Seniors Week, the largest festival for seniors in the Southern Hemisphere, to let the community know that there is support available for those with hearing loss.

As part of the week, held Saturday 14 - Sunday 22 March, SCIC Cochlear Implant Program, an RIDBC service, is reminding the community that hearing loss doesn’t have to be an inevitable part of ageing.

“NSW Seniors Week is a great opportunity to honour senior members of our community,” said RIDBC Chief Executive, Chris Rehn. “For a long time, it has been accepted that hearing loss is just an inevitable part of the ageing process – RIDBC wants to let people know that does not have to be the case.

“Adults who lose their hearing later in life can often find the experience very isolating. However, with the right technology and expert support, many adults who are losing their hearing can now reverse that process. Something as simple as hearing their partner or grandchildren again is now possible thanks to implantable technology like the cochlear implant.”

SCIC Cochlear Implant Program supports clients to access a range of implantable hearing devices according to their needs. The program provides a seamless, end-to-end suite of services, from early intervention and education; through to specialist assessment; surgical liaison and support; and re/habilitation services, delivering the highest level of care and support to all ages.

“Through SCIC Cochlear Implant Program we have the pleasure of engaging with seniors every day, supporting individuals through every stage of their cochlear implant journey to ensure they achieve the best outcomes,” said Chris.

“With the assistance of our cochlear implant program, RIDBC are supporting hundreds of people – young and old - every day.”

With 17 sites across Australia, RIDBC enables you to access services from any one of our centres. For those in regional and remote locations, our advanced videoconferencing and device mapping technology enables us to deliver services directly into your home, no matter where you live.

For more information about cochlear implants or SCIC Cochlear Implant Program, visit ridbc.org.au/scic or call 1300 658 981.

RIDBC is Australia’s largest non-government provider of therapy, education and diagnostic services for people with hearing or vision loss, supporting thousands of adults, children and their families, each year.

RIDBC is a charity and relies heavily on fundraising and community support to be able to continue to make a difference in the lives of children and adults with vision or hearing loss.