In July 2014, SCIC and RIDBC joined forces to provide Australia’s largest and most comprehensive cochlear implant program for people of all ages, providing support well beyond the switch-on. But our history extends much further back.
Today, RIDBC’s SCIC cochlear implant program supports more than 4,500 people each year. As well, more than 400 hearing implant surgeries are performed annually across the country by Australia’s most experienced Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) surgeons.
One of those surgeons is our very own Clinical Professor Catherine Birman, the program’s current Medical Director, Dr Birman is a globally renowned surgeon who has completed over 2,000 cochlear implant and hearing restorative surgeries.