Mikaylah DeGennaro with RIDBC Garfield Barwick School teacher Ruhi Malhotra.

Eight-year-old, Mikaylah DeGennaro, is ready to start mainstream schooling with support from RIDBC. It is an exciting time for parents, Sue and Corrado, who are grateful for the support they have received.

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Recently children from around Australia who have hearing loss visited the Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC) in Sydney for a residential week, 30 September – 4 October. The week focused on giving the participants, aged 10 to 14, strategies to build confidence and resilience in the classroom.

RIDBC Audiometrist performs a hearing test during an outreach visit.

RIDBC Indigenous Outreach Program has received a $10,000 grant through the Commonweath Bank Community Grants Program.


Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC) VisionEd Preschool recently enjoyed a visit from a lamb from Barclay Farm at Muirfield High School as part of an in-class experience.


During Hearing Awareness Week 2013, Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC), explains that through innovative tele-practice solutions, families in rural and regional Australia can receive services which are equal to those provided in metropolitan areas.


Jared Waerea-Hargreaves and Michael Jennings from the Sydney Roosters helped launch an iPad app at the Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC) on Monday, 12 August.