First meeting of cochlear implant support group

One of the pioneering surgeons for cochlear implants in Australia, Professor Bill Gibson OAM attended the first meeting of the Taree-Port Macquarie cochlear implant/bone anchored hearing aid support group in Taree on September 9.

The gathering was at St John’s Anglican Church hall in Victoria Street, Taree. 

The gathering was organised by Taree Quota Club, CICADA Australia and SCIC.

With clubs in 14 countries around the world, Quota links its members of all ages, occupations and nationalities in a world-wide network of service and friendship.

Quotarians throughout the world are known especially for their service to deaf, hard-of-hearing, and speech-impaired individuals and disadvantaged women and children.

CICADA Australia Inc is a registered charity and volunteer organisation helping hearing impaired Australians find a tailor made hearing solution for them.

SCIC, Australia’s largest cochlear implant program, is the first of its kind in the world bringing together a multi-disciplinary cochlear implant team wholly responsible for assessment, medical care and rehabilitation.