Hearing Awareness Week

Posted in Events

As part of Hearing Awareness Week, the Australian Hearing Hub will be holding an Open House on Saturday 23rd August. Cicada will also be there with information, so come along and find out more on all aspects of hearing and hearing technology.

First NSW Implant Operation

Posted in Technology to help hearing

The first implant operation and switch-on happened in August 1984!

To help celebrate this momentous event, there will be a special 30th anniversary presentation to Sue Walters, one of the very first implantees, by Professor Bill Gibson.

The presentation will be made at the next BBQ at SCIC, Old Gladesville Hospital on Sunday August 24th, starting at 11 am. Full details of this event can be found under the Events Calendar in the Menu above.

CICADA Memberships

Posted in General Info

The Cicada Australia Inc. membership form is now available from the web-site. There is a separate menu item above "Members" which takes to the download link, where you will find a printable version of the form for your convenience.

It is only $10 for a life-time membership, which gives you access to a posted copy of the NSW "BUZZ" newsletter. as well as the opportunity to participate in events hosted by CICADA NSW. Note that "BUZZ" is not available for overseas mailing.

There are also links to the other CICADA groups throughout Australia, which you can find by choosing the State Groups menu item.

Become a Cicada member

Posted in About Us

For a life-time membership fee of $10, you can join CICADA Australia Inc., which entitles you to receive CICADA magazine - the NSW ‘Buzz’ newsletter and the opportunity to participate in events.

Please note that the "BUZZ" newsletter is only available by post within Australia.


Copies of "BUZZ" are also posted to this web-site and are available to read on-line or download for off-line reading on a computer.

This link gives a PDF version of the membership form, which can be printed out prior to completion.

Dancing Deaf

Posted in Hearing News

Dancing Deaf - A film by Danielle Sher

This documentary tells the story of Simoné Botha: born completely deaf in both ears, Simoné was the youngest recipient of cochlear implant surgery in Africa - having undergone the procedure at 22 months of age. Against enormous odds, Simoné has succeeded in becoming a professional ballet dancer.