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Newsletter: Stay Tuned

Stay Tuned keeps recipients, their families and industry professionals up to date with the latest SCIC Cochlear Implant Program services, provides important information regarding devices, celebrates client success stories and keeps readers advised of advances in cochlear implant technology and research.

It also contains information on professional development seminars and events, happenings, and upcoming fundraising activities.

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Latest News

Monday, 11th September 2017

Our wonderful recipient, Liz Zappia, featured on Channel 9’s hit TV show ‘This Time Next Year.’ See her amazing story below!

Wednesday, 29th March 2017

Life-changing cochlear implants for more Territorians

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.

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Thursday, 2nd March 2017

It is with great pleasure that we announce Associate Professor Catherine Birman has been awarded NSW Premier’s Woman of the Year!

Congratulations Cathy!!

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Tuesday, 28th February 2017 

Three in every four people over 70 are affected by hearing loss

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.

Click here to read Clare’s story