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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.

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08/05/2017

The Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC) is celebrating the generous contribution of our volunteers during National Volunteer Week, 8 – 15 May.  

The volunteering program at RIDBC plays a vital role in ensuring that RIDBC staff can continue to deliver services to children and adults with vision or hearing loss both locally, and around Australia.

03/04/2017
RIDBC Book, Toy and Music Fair on this weekend!

Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC) is encouraging people to head to the RIDBC Book, Toy and Music Fair on Friday 7 - Sunday 9 April. The fair will be held at RIDBC, 361-365 North Rocks Road, North Rocks, from 8am – 3pm.

29/03/2017
Charlie can now hear thanks to his new cochlear implants

Northern Territory Health Minister, Natasha Fyles, visited the Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC) today to witness the moment when seven-month-old Charlie heard sound for the very first time, as his new cochlear implant was switched-on.

08/03/2017
Renowned surgeon, Associate Professor Catherine Birman, has won the 2017 New South Wales Premier’s Award for Woman of the Year

Renowned surgeon, Associate Professor Catherine Birman, has won the 2017 New South Wales Premier’s Award for Woman of the Year. A/Prof Birman was awarded the 2017 title at a ceremony at Parliament House on Wednesday 8 March to coincide with International Women’s Day.

02/03/2017
RIDBC Jim Patrick Audiology Centre audiologist conducts test to look at inner ear function.

On World Hearing Day, Friday, March 3, RIDBC Jim Patrick Audiology Centre will be celebrating the achievement of serving over 20,000 clients since its inception in 2002.

RIDBC Jim Patrick Audiology Centre at North Rocks is a family-friendly audiology clinic offering a full range of children’s audiological services. The centre incorporates the latest technology for hearing assessment of children from birth onwards.

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