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).

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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.


With an ageing population, hearing loss is projected to increase to 1 in every 4 Australians by 2050. In the lead up to NSW Seniors Festival 2017, held Friday 3 March to Sunday 12 March, RIDBC health professionals are calling for Australians to take action on hearing loss by adding a visit to an audiologist to their annual list of medical check-ups.

RIDBC celebrates Orthoptic Awareness Week

As part of Orthoptic Awareness Week, 27 February – 3 March, Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC) is celebrating the role of orthoptists in improving life outcomes for people with vision impairment.

Orthoptic Awareness Week aims to heighten the awareness and understanding of the important role orthoptists play in helping people maximise their residual vision and in preparing for the future when their vision may change.

Nine-year-old, Nahkiaya, is one of many people with hearing loss to benefit from life changing technology – the cochlear implant.

On Saturday 25 February, Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC) will be celebrating International Cochlear Implant Day, and the timely biography book launch of SCIC Cochlear Implant Program’s Founding Director, Professor Bill Gibson AO.

RIDBC named charity partner for SILMO Sydney Optical Fair

Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC) has been selected as the chosen charity partner for this year’s SILMO Sydney Optical Fair, which will make its Australian debut at the International Convention Centre in Darling Harbour from 9 – 11 March.