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07/08/2019
Cherraya is the first Indigenous toddler to receive a cochlear implant in the Northern Territory

Two-year-old Cherraya is already showing an artistic side, loves to draw and, like most children her age, is keenly exploring the world around her. Now, thanks to bilateral cochlear implants, the Darwin-based toddler has access to a world of sound too.

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04/03/2019
RIDBC Braille Camp wouldn’t be possible without the generous and continued support from Hyundai Help for Kids

“It is the highlight of the year!” That is how Tricia d’Apice, RIDBC Coordinator for Remote Services Vision Impairment describes the experience of planning, organising and facilitating the intensive, residential and educational Braille Camp.

03/03/2019
cochlear implants have allowed Barbara to hear better and be part of what’s going on

Despite having a hearing loss from birth, Barb Haynes' hearing loss went undiagnosed for the first five years of her life, and her difficulty with speech was attributed to her being 'a quiet child.'

03/03/2019
Brad with one of his daughters

In his late twenties, Brad Hiscock was living the dream of many young Australians; living and working in London. Working at iconic retailer, Harrod's, Brad recalls London fondly, as a time when he socialised often and enjoyed a carefree life.

03/03/2019
Olivia's implant changed her life dramatically

Olivia Sharkey was born profoundly deaf in her right ear. No medical reason could be determined for her hearing loss, and with perfect hearing in her left ear, it was decided that no hearing supports were required.

03/03/2019
Dianne's cochlear implant has made such a huge difference to her life

Recently retired, Dianne McGowan has had a long career working to achieve something close to her heart – equal employment opportunity for women with a disability. In 2018, Dianne was nominated for the Lesley Hall Lifetime Achievement Award at the inaugural National Awards for Disability Leadership.

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