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31/08/2017
Andrew celebrates Father's Day with his daughter Lola.

For Baulkham Hills father, Andrew, Father’s Day is particularly special with thanks to support from Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC).

At just 7 weeks of age Lola was diagnosed with congenital bilateral cataracts. Shortly after diagnosis, Lola had her first eye operation. Her journey began with RIDBC at 10 months old and through expert early intervention she has transitioned seamlessly to preschool.

Lola is now four years old and is learning new skills...

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07/05/2015

This Mother’s Day, Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC) is celebrating inspirational mums of children with vision or hearing loss, like Brookvale mother, Lisa Matousek.

At just three months of age, Lisa’s daughter Mia was diagnosed with bilateral hearing loss (hearing loss in both ears.)

“When Mia was born her ear canals were underdeveloped, preventing sound from getting through,” said Lisa.

Soon after a visit to a paediatric audiologist, Mia and her mother, Lisa’s journey began with RIDBC.

07/05/2015

Children with vision or hearing loss at Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC) recently received a special visit from Taronga Zoo Mobile.

The students from RIDBC Alice Betteridge School and RIDBC VisionEd Preschool enjoyed a unique sensory experience when the zoo came to life in their classroom. There were a variety of Australian animals - including Spot the snake, possums, turtles, echidnas and Australia’s largest stick insect.

21/04/2015

Five families of children who are blind or have vision loss recently received a visit from some farmyard friends at Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC).

The families were staying on site with RIDBC as part of an intensive residential 'Braille Week'. This program is held as part of the RIDBC Teleschool service, which supports families living in regional and remote areas of Australia using high quality videoconferencing technology.

16/03/2015

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.

13/03/2015

Cochlear implant services in Port Macquarie will be expanded, following an announcement by The Hon. Jillian Skinner, MP, Minister for Health and Minister for Medical Research and The Hon. Troy Grant, MP, Deputy Premier, in Port Macquarie today.

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