Cathy now hears the world around her — an experience she describes as amazing.

As most of us wind down as the year ends, Cathy and her husband Keith are just getting started. The Blacktown couple are Santa and Mrs Claus at a host of Western Sydney venues — from pre-schools to shopping centres and in their own home where it all began.

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Teigan represented Australia at the Beijing (2008) and London (2012) Paralympic Games

For people who are considering whether a cochlear implant is the right solution for them, a platform to ask questions and listen to the experiences of recipients is vital to make an informed decision. One of these recipients is Teigan Van Roosmalen, who recently shared her journey to a group on the NSW Central Coast.

Layelle with her mum and sister

In one of the most diverse and multicultural communities in Australia, the team at RIDBC Penrith are experienced in working with multilingual families. They regularly partner with experienced interpreters to provide services in the families’ first language, without compromising on quality of service or outcomes.

Child reading braille

RIDBC Renwick Centre's research is designed to keep Australia at the forefront of innovation in education and services for people with vision and hearing loss. Read some of the latest innovations and resources for parents and educators of students with a vision impairment.

Book Fair has been a big part of Philippa’s life

The time is early 2008 when Philippa Manton receives an invitation to assist with the RIDBC Book Fair. Fast forward 11 years and Philippa hasn’t missed one since, a remarkable contribution as a volunteer of RIDBC. The contribution is even more significant given this is the 31st, and final, Book Fair. Of her experience she explains “To be involved in something that shares the value of books has been marvellous”.

In 2019 Alan celebrates 23 years as an RIDBC volunteer

In 2019 Alan celebrates 23 years as an RIDBC volunteer. The good news? He isn’t done yet!