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Geelong Cochlear Care Centre opens

The Geelong Cochlear Care Centre, a collaboration between The Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, Cochlear Ltd and the Victorian Government, was officially opened this week by Health Minister Jill Hennessy. The centre is Victoria's first regional Cochlear Care Centre. 

Jenni Bliss, Chief Operating Officer at the Eye and Ear told the Geelong Advertiser “This new centre provides a crucial service to the 400 active cochlear implant recipients living in Western Victoria, ensuring that more adults and children can access care without excessive travel time and cost”.

Seven-year-old Lily King received a cochlear implant at 10 months old, and her family spent the first year after surgery travelling regularly to Melbourne for assessment and audiology appointments. They will now be able to visit the local Geelong centre instead of travelling to East Melbourne.

You can listen to and read some media coverage on the opening here:

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