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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Children at the Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC) were very excited to welcome Fire and Rescue Officers from Baulkham Hills Station for an interactive visit this week.

Screenshots of Dingle Dangle Scarecrow iPad app

To coincide with the official opening of the Australian Hearing Hub at Macquarie University, Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC) will be launching an iPad app aimed at helping children – including those who have hearing loss – to develop their listening and language skills.

Arthur, his mum and Lynne in the playroom at the new Australian Hearing Hub centre.

A new RIDBC centre officially opens at the Australian Hearing Hub. This initiative by Macquarie University will bring us together with some of the country’s best services & support organisations for people with hearing loss.


A group of volunteers from ANZ celebrated Harmony Day with students from the Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC) Alice Betteridge School, Wednesday 20 March.


Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC) is excited to announce that it has been chosen by Steggles and the Sydney Roosters as the 2013 ‘Charity of Choice’.