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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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01/11/2018
RIDBC School Support Students (Vision Impairment) with their support teachers.

Each year, NASA shares their US Space and Rocket education Centre in Alabama with a group of students with vision impairment from around the world for the Space Camp for Interested Visually Impaired Students (SCIVIS).

01/11/2018
Henry with his mum, Sarah

At just eight years old, bilateral cochlear implant recipient, Henry, has received support from RIDBC across regions, time zones, and even continents.

01/11/2018
Djaan is both captain and coach of the first-grade side for Northern United, based in Lismore, NSW

Djaan Jarrett is a keen footballer, having played rugby league since childhood. In his late teens, he played for the NSW Central Coast in the second league of the NRL (National Rugby League). He has enjoyed a long career playing for first-grade teams across the NSW North Coast, where he was celebrated for his strong defence.

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.

03/09/2018
Eric with his daughter Sora, who has vision impairment.
Seventeen-month old Sora loves music; give her a drum or a toy piano, and she will be in her element, or play a beat, and she’ll dance. Her talents don’t stop at music, either. Sora, whose name means ‘sky’ in Japanese, is learning both English and Japanese, languages that are used in her family – and is excelling at both. 
 
“We’ll say something in Japanese, and she’ll respond in English. We’re so amazed by Sora!” said proud dad, Eric. 
 

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