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16/10/2018
RIDBC Audiologist Elise Coombs (left) with Port Macquarie resident and cochlear implant recipient Marianne Kilmurray.

In a first for the state of NSW, RIDBC have partnered with the Mid North Coast Local Health District to provide end-to-end cochlear implant services at Port Macquarie Base Hospital and the newly refurbished RIDBC Port Macquarie centre.

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01/06/2015
World Orthoptic Day June 1, 2015

As part of World Orthoptic Day, June 1, Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC) is celebrating the role of orthoptists in improving life outcomes for people with vision loss.

World Orthoptic Day is an international day dedicated to heightening 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.

20/05/2015

Thanks to the generous support of the community, Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children's (RIDBC) Alice Betteridge School recently launched its new wheelchair swing.

RIDBC Alice Betteridge School caters for students with significant vision or hearing loss as well as a level of intellectual impairment. Many of these students also have a physical disability. For those students, for the first time, the Liberty Swing will allow them to take part in the same activity as their peers.

11/05/2015

Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC) is celebrating the wonderful contribution of our volunteers as part of National Volunteer Week 11 – 17 May. 

In 2014 volunteers contributed over 26,000 hours of work for RIDBC, with over 945 people volunteering through RIDBC fundraising clubs and committees and another 250 volunteers contributing to RIDBC’s clinical and educational services or in administrative positions.

11/05/2015

Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC) is celebrating the wonderful contribution of our volunteers as part of National Volunteer Week 11 – 17 May.  

In 2014 volunteers contributed over 26,000 hours of work for RIDBC, with over 945 people volunteering through RIDBC fundraising clubs and committees and another 250 volunteers contributing to RIDBC’s clinical and educational services or in administrative positions.

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.

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