RIDBC Consultant, Andrew Kendrick, working with Tahliya at RIDBC Liverpool

On Thursday 15 March, 2018, The Lions Club of The City of Liverpool will donate specialist hearing equipment to Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC) Liverpool, supporting children and adults with hearing loss living in Sydney’s South-West.

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The exciting, new RIDBC Cochlear Implant Program has recently been launched. This service ensures that children with hearing loss, and their families, can access a comprehensive, streamlined audiological program through RIDBC from the time of diagnosis, through implant surgery, early intervention and school.


A new waterproof device that allows cochlear implant recipients to jump in the pool and hear everything their friends can hear has been launched in Australia.


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Participants gather round a cake to celebrate the 300th birthday of Abbe Charles-Michel de l'Epee

Recently, the Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children’s (RIDBC) Renwick Centre hosted the fifth Deaf History Workshop. This year’s theme was Deaf Education in 1950s Australia.

Held as part of RIDBC Renwick Centre’s Continuing Professional Education Program and conducted by RIDBC Lecturer, Dr Breda Carty, as well as guest lecturers Darlene Thornton and Dr Susannah Macready, the week-long program drew 18 participants from around Australia, almost all of whom were Deaf.


The Northern Territory Deputy Chief Minister, The Hon Robyn Lambley officially opened the Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC) Darwin Centre in November which will provide local services for children with vision or hearing loss.

While RIDBC has been successfully delivering remote services into the Northern Territory via RIDBC Teleschool for many years, the RIDBC Darwin Centre will enhance the support available for families in the Top End.