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
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
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
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.
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.
Are you the parent or parents of a child with hearing loss in New Zealand? The New Zealand Federation for Deaf Children is running an online survey entitled “Services for deaf and hard of hearing children in New Zealand”. Click on this link to go to their Facebook page and
In April 2015 the Ministry of Education and the NZ Federation for Deaf Children hosted a Parent Hui – “Growing and Learning together with your Deaf Child” for 60 families from around Aotearoa with young children (0-6 years). The three day hui provided an opportunity for families to get information
The New Zealand Federation for Deaf Children (NZFDC) website has a fresh, new look. On the new home page users will see first the navigation menu with four main tabs; scroll down for News and Facebook feeds – the latest postings from NZFDC and Regional parent groups all in one
Do you use the MED-EL SONNET or Opus 2 product in New Zealand? See details of the Water-Wear launch in the link here. Separate to the offer outlined in the link, MED-EL is making available, free to all paediatric users, a MED-EL Summer Essentials Gift Pack. Contact the SCIP Christchurch