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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

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Hi All, 

This a gentle reminder, if you received the wonderful CICADA BUZZ news recently you will see that we are finally able to hold our long-awaited "Illawarra CICADA Picnic in the Park” commencing this Sunday 14/2/2021
As it is Valentine's Day, there will be lots of Choccies and Hearts to give away. 

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.

Building 39 Old Gladesville Hospital
Punt RD Gladesville

Refer to our Calendar for more details. (Link opens a new TAB)


Due to Covid-19 safety precautions, numbers may be limited to some events. Please RSVP if you plan to attend to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone 0417 675 691

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)

We welcome edits, corrections, updates, suggestions etc. Contact the authors via email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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.

This event has been cancelled due to bad weather.

A copy of the flyer can be downloaded from hereNSW Deaf Junior Dev flyer Nov2020

The international advocacy group has published the WHO paper on standards of care for cochlear implants. Included here are two papers from the Internation Advocacy Group on the subject of cochlear implants for adults. There is a link in this PDF to which gives a lot more detailed information if people want to look for more.

These are the two papers, both of which will open in a new window:

  1. Delphi Consensus Publication. Adult Cochlear Implants. Summary
  2. FAQs Delphi Consensus Publication. 27.08.20

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