Southern Hearing Charitable Trust – Grants Committee

The Southern Hearing Charitable Trust (SHCT) has among its objects a desire to increase the attainability of cochlear implants for members of the general public who would benefit from the same, and to provide the opportunity for each individual to reach their full potential particularly in respect of their auditory-verbal

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Staff Changes at the SCIP – May 2016

The programme has undergone changes in its Audiology staff recently. Bekah Gathercole has left us while we welcome 2 new staff; Hatten Howard in Wellington and Sarah Weusten in Christchurch. Further details can be found here.

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University of Canterbury – Public Lecture

*** CHANGE TO TIME AND VENUE *** Department of Communication Disorders – download lecture here. David J. Ertmer, Ph. D., CCC-SLP Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences Purdue University INDICATORS OF AUDITORY-GUIDED SPEECH DEVELOPMENT IN INFANTS AND TODDLERS WHO ARE DEAF OR HARD OF HEARING Wednesday 27 April 2016, 04:00-4:50PM Location:

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To All Patients – Changes to St. George’s Hospital Parking

St. George’s Hospital is upgrading its car park system to become fully automated.  This work is now complete so the car park system will operate without car park attendants from Tuesday 29 March 2016. To enable the transition to the automated system St. George’s has: installed an additional payment facility

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Medical Device Safety Alert: ZeniPower Batteries – UPDATE

Further to the earlier alert, our supplier in New Zealand has provided us advice from the manufacturer that the recall relates only to batteries supplied to the NHS market. Stocks supplied in New Zealand are not affected. The letter from the manufacturer can be downloaded here. Patients with any questions

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Medical Device Safety Alert: All ZeniPower Mercury-free Batteries

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) of the United Kingdom has issued an alert concerning all ZeniPower mercury-free hearing aid batteries manufactured by ZeniPower Battery Company Limited. The affected product code numbers are as follows: A675P MF – R44 zinc air size 675 for cochlear implants A675 MF

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The Cochlear Graeme Clark Scholarship 2016 is now open for applications

The Cochlear Graeme Clark Scholarship 2016 is now open for applications and is active on the Cochlear Limited website and Facebook page. As a reminder, the scholarship is available to Cochlear Limited hearing solutions recipients residing in Australia or New Zealand who are enrolled in an undergraduate degree. The scholarship

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Canterbury Support Group Meeting

A reminder for our Christchurch/Canterbury recipients that the next support group meeting will be held at 7pm on Tuesday 9th February at the SCIP Christchurch rooms. Guest speaker Bernadette Collins from “LIFE Unlimited” will be speaking about fire alarms for the deaf. All welcome.

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Christmas and New Year hours 2015-16

The SCIP will be closed on certain days during the upcoming Christmas and New Year period. During this time there will be limited cover. The details can be found in the attached document here.

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Southern Hearing Charitable Trust – Scholarship Awards 2015

On 16 December 2015 the Southern Hearing Charitable Trust awarded scholarships to cochlear implant recipients Lachlan Bartlett and Finnian Stuart. Each scholarship was awarded to the value of $5000 and will assist each with tertiary study. The video showing the award ceremony at our Christchurch clinic can be found here.

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