Feb 2021 ABC News
"Life is so normal" for the Dredges [from left] Heidi, Zia, Steve and Zia's sister Cleo, 7
Zia Dredge was three weeks old when she was diagnosed with severe hearing loss, a shock that sent her parents into a tailspin of worry and concern about their child's future. Ahead of Hearing Awareness Week, the bubbly Brisbane girl's mother, Heidi Dredge, wants families to know they need not despair if a child has hearing loss, that technology and support have outpaced perceptions of hearing loss.
Feb 2021 Here and Now
Here is Norm Showell’s story of the ICI day. He lives in Wollongong and he and Barbara came up on the train. You can see the whole story in the PDF file on this page.
Cochlear Implant Day story
SCIC Cochlear Implant Program, an RIDBC service
Building 39, Old Gladesville Hospital Off Punt Road
Gladesville NSW 2111
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We hope that our social events can start up again in May 2021 for our Thursday Morning Teas. On the first Thursday of the month MAY to OCTOBER 2021 ONLY.
Please note that the May meeting will go ahead subject to whatever COVID-19 restrictions are in place at the time.
There will also be two Special Events that are ONLINE ONLY.
Thursday 25th February 2021
International Cochlear Implant Day
World Hearing Day
Online events only
CICADA provides support to hearing impaired Australians through information, education and social events:
Here at last is our 2018 revision of the "Hearing Loss and Hearing Solutions - A Guide" that we have published in PDF format for the enjoyment of users. Our original version was reviewed very favourably and attracted a lot of viewers. We now have this Guide in two formats: Desktop or Tablet version; iPhone/Android version.
You can view/download it from these links:
For desktop or tablet - Hearing Loss and Hearing Resources - A Guide (91 pages, 2.4 MB size).
For smartphones - iPhone or Android - Hearing Loss and Hearing Resources - smartphone version (101 pages, 1.6 MB size)
Here are some of the professional comments about our new 2018 version.
Overall Reactions to Second Edition:
Monica Bray (Cochlear): I’ve just discovered the wonderful Hearing Guide. It's an awesome resource.
Jade Parr (Advanced Bionics): What a great resource.
Roberta Marino (Fiona Stanley Hospital) with permission:
I really enjoyed reading the guide! It's brilliant. So comprehensive, easy to read and relatable. I'm really impressed with the level of detail and can only imagine the hours you've spent researching new updates. The guide will positively impact so many people including professionals. I can see it being so useful for instance, at our hospital when new medicos have a rotation in the Ear, Nose and Throat Department or when we have new Audiology students in our Department who are new to implant devices. Again - well done! It's fantastic there's people like you who are so pro-active and care enough to put in the hundreds of hours required to develop such a useful and thorough guide.
Overall Reactions to First Edition:
Margaret Anderson: It's going to be a great resource for consumers and all sorts of people. Well done for tackling it!
Marie-Louise Hekel: Congratulations on this most thorough publication. You have done a splendid job. It would be a very valuable resource, not only for hearing impaired people, but professional audiologists in particular.
Roberta Marino: I think you’ve done a brilliant job. You really have a great understanding of how the different devices can be applied. If you don’t mind, when the product is finished, I’d like to pass it on to training ENT’s at the major teaching hospitals here in Perth and also the upcoming Audiology students.
Sarah McCullough (Advanced Bionics): Well done on all your hard work
Linda Ballam-Davies (Cochlear): It looks great and you've done a top job.