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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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10/05/2017

Last night, as part of the 2017 Budget, Government announced that they have "decided to retain full ownership and control" of Australian Hearing.

Three years ago, in the 2014 Budget, Government indicated that it would scope the potential privatisation of various Government bodies, including Australian Hearing. As a response, a Consortium partnership comprising non-profit service provider, Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC), Macquarie University and Cochlear Limited, was formed.

08/05/2017

The Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC) is celebrating the generous contribution of our volunteers during National Volunteer Week, 8 – 15 May.  

The volunteering program at RIDBC plays a vital role in ensuring that RIDBC staff can continue to deliver services to children and adults with vision or hearing loss both locally, and around Australia.

03/04/2017
RIDBC Book, Toy and Music Fair on this weekend!

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.

29/03/2017
Charlie can now hear thanks to his new cochlear implants

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.

08/03/2017
Renowned surgeon, Associate Professor Catherine Birman, has won the 2017 New South Wales Premier’s Award for Woman of the Year

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.

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