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CICADA Queensland has registered for Containersforchange

…and has been validated and accepted. Our ID number to use is C10055414 – we suggest you write the ID number on a piece of paper and keep in your wallet for when you take the containers in. You can also log into to get further information on what can be taken for change.  

The money will be paid into CICADA’s bank account – all you have to do is to punch in the  ID number and hand your containers in! It’s that easy!

Our new Information Booklet on cochlear implants is here!

You can obtain a copy from one of our monthly meetups or you can contact our secretary, Shirley Edwards, for a copy or more. This publication is free, but donations are welcome to cover the administration and postage costs if copies need to be posted to you.

Contact Shirley via for more information on obtaining a copy of this informative booklet that aims to answer all your questions about getting cochlear implant/s and its maintenance.


Medical Alert! USB Wristband flash drive

We are excited to offer a Medical Alert! USB Wristband flash drive for you to store all your medical information, especially information about your cochlear implant. You can take this with you in the event of a hospital visit or a medical emergency.

CICADA Queensland USB Wristband Order Form is available on our website. You can save this form to your computer, enter your name, postal address and method of payment, and email the completed form to our Secretary. Instructions for keeping your medical information up-to-date are on this form. 

The cost for one (1) Medical Alert! USB wristband is $10.00 and this cost includes postage to anywhere in Australia. If you wish to order more than one USB wristband then postage costs apply. Please contact our Secretary for the total cost if ordering more than one (1) USB wristband in the order.

If paying by cheque or money order, please post payment to our Secretary, Shirley Edwards. Her postal address is shown on the bottom of the flyer and the order form.

A Symphony of Stories released on
27 August 2016 now selling for $5.00.

This is a collection of stories about what it is like to receive a cochlear implant and finally be able to hear sounds again. 

Contact Shirley Edwards on to obtain a copy.

Lions Club Donation Supports CICADA Queensland 

Redland Hospital’s ‘Be Heard’ Project

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  • Select ‘Play All’
  • Select ‘CC’ (a red bar should appear below it)
  • Select ‘HD’
  • Select ‘Quality’
  • Select ‘720p’
  • Select ‘Full screen’ option


A petition was established to agitate for all broadcasts of Parliament to be captioned, including live-captioning.

This petition closed on Tuesday 8 August 2017.

This petition can  be viewed on the website for the Queensland Government.