Professor Graeme Clark
AC, FAA, FRS, (Hon) FRCS
17 September 2012
Professor Graeme Clark, Developer of the Bionic Ear, gave a lecture at New College in the University of New South Wales, on “Serving as a Scientist in God’s World”.
Brief Biosketch: Graeme Clark led the research that resulted in the first clinically approved multiple-channel cochlear implant, providing speech understanding in profoundly deaf people. His basic research was also crucial in establishing this could be achieved safely, including a minimal risk of meningitis. It thus became the first sensory-neural prosthesis to effectively bring electronic technology into functional relationship with the central nervous system and human consciousness. His research also established that the multiple-channel implant provided effective speech perception and language in profoundly deaf children, and it was thus the first major advance in helping these children communicate in the last 250 years.
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