Bionic Ear a reality

Professor Graeme Clark, the man behind the world’s first cochlear implant – more than 30 years ago has unveiled a hi-fi Bionic Ear, that could enable the deaf to hear music….

Professor Graeme Clark, the man behind the world’s first cochlear implant – more than 30 years ago has unveiled a hi-fi Bionic Ear, that could enable the deaf to hear music….

The device, developed in conjunction with the folk at LaTrobe University, like the cochlear implant, uses a number of electrodes to feed information to the ear. The new ‘hifi’ device however more than doubles the electrodes – from 22 to 50 allowing users to hear music and wall as discern voices in a noisy room.

Clark celebrated the unveiling of the hifi implant with Christine Zygmunt, the daughter of his first cochlear implant patient, Rod Saunders. Clarke recalled burtsing into tears of joy when he realised that the implant was a success and Rod could hear real speech….

Source: News.com.au



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