2019 - Reaching more people who need us
RIDBC celebrates a significant milestone, with 10,000 adults, children, families and professionals now accessing its hearing and vision, education and research services. A new centre is opened in Darwin, where the first Indigenous child in the Northern Territory receives a cochlear implant.
2018 - Expanding our footprint
RIDBC expands its services into Victoria by merging with Early Education Program for Hearing Impaired Children (EEP) and children’s early education and hearing services provider, Taralye.
2017 - RIDBC surgeon recognised as Woman of the Year
Leading ENT surgeon and Director of SCIC, Professor Cathy Birman, is awarded NSW Premier’s Woman of the Year, recognising her services to people who are deaf or hard of hearing.
2014 - Building Australia’s largest cochlear implant program
RIDBC partners with the Sydney Cochlear Implant Centre (SCIC) to create Australia's largest and most comprehensive cochlear implant program.
2013 - Reaching new heights
Assisting thousands of children each year, RIDBC is now Australia’s largest non-government provider of therapy, education and diagnostic services for children with hearing or vision loss.
2012 - A record achievement
Leading surgeon, Professor Bill Gibson, becomes the first surgeon in the world to perform 2000 cochlear implant surgeries, making him one of the most prolific surgeons in his field and a world leader in cochlear implantation.
2010 - Celebrating 150 years in style
The Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children celebrates its 150-year anniversary with a new world-class tertiary facility for the RIDBC Renwick Centre opened by Her Excellency, Governor Marie Bashir.