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Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC)

RIDBC has been helping Australians with hearing loss and vision impairment for more than 160 years, and today, thanks to the support of the community, is Australia’s largest non-government provider of services in this field.

Vision and mission

RIDBC provides quality and innovative services to achieve the best outcomes for current and future generations of Australians with hearing loss or vision impairment.

How RIDBC can help

As Australia’s largest non-government provider of therapy, education, cochlear implant and diagnostic services for people with hearing loss or vision impairment, RIDBC supports thousands of adults, children and their families each year. Services provided include:

  • Cochlear implants for people of all ages
  • Paediatric hearing and vision assessments
  • Hearing and vision early intervention
  • Preschools
  • Schools
  • Therapy and Allied health services
  • Professional Development (Renwick Centre)

Helpline

Call the Client Care team on 1300 581 391 Mon to Fri 8:30am to 5pm AEST

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This information was originally published on healthdirect - Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC).

Last reviewed: November 2020

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Cochlear Implant Services - Royal Institute for Deaf & Blind Children

A comprehensive, world-class program We deliver Australia’s largest, most comprehensive cochlear implant program, giving you access to leading surgeons, an expert team of health professionals and the latest technologies, often without out-of-pockets costs

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Cortical Visual Impairment (CVI) iBook - Royal Institute for Deaf & Blind Children

The primary purpose of this iBook is to provide parents with key information about Cortical Visual Impairment (also known as Cerebral Visual Impairment or CVI)

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Accessible Information Services - Royal Institute for Deaf & Blind Children

We’ve got you covered RIDBC pioneered the production of computerised braille in Australia and has over 30 years of expertise and knowledge in alternative format publications

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NDIS Support Coordination - Royal Institute for Deaf & Blind Children

We’re here to help We are a NDIS-registered provider for Support Coordination

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Vision Services - Royal Institute for Deaf & Blind Children

Support for children and families across the country At RIDBC, our expert team delivers services designed to meet the individual needs of each child

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Hearing Assessments - Royal Institute for Deaf & Blind Children

A playful environment Our tests are performed in a sound booth that’s designed to be child-friendly with the use of toys in a play-like environment

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Understanding Vision Impairment: Visual Acuity Simulations - Royal Institute for Deaf & Blind Children

The photographs provide an approximate simulation of vision impairment (reduced visual acuity)

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Hearing Options - Royal Institute for Deaf & Blind Children

Read Alan’s story Read Marc’s story Fantastic Fingerspellers at the Forster Bee Read Xavier’s story  For some people, hearing aids are no longer enough

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Playgroups - Royal Institute for Deaf & Blind Children

Learning through play Held at selected RIDBC sites in New South Wales and Victoria, our playgroups give parents and children a chance to build friendships

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Vision Impairment, Educational Principles and Practice: Implications for families and children - Royal Institute for Deaf & Blind Children

This is the second monograph in a series providing a compendium of perspectives on the broad theme of educational principles and practice in the field of vision impairment in Australia

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