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Professor Graeme Clark - The Bionic Ear (Cochlear Implant‪)‬ Australia's Invisible History

    • History

Professor Graeme Clark may not be a household name, but as the man behind the Cochlear implant or ‘bionic ear’, he is one of Australia’s most successful inventors. When he first outlined his dream of bypassing the inner ear so deaf people could hear, he was ridiculed by many in the medical profession. Today, hundreds of thousands of deaf and hearing-impaired people have benefitted from his invention. In 2001, he was named Senior Australian of the Year.

Further reading:

About Graeme Clark - Graeme Clark Foundation

Professor Graeme Clark AC - Australian of the Year

Professor Graeme Clark, Otolaryngologist | Australian Academy of Science

You can find Dr Paul Roe online at theoutbackhistorian.com.au
See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Professor Graeme Clark may not be a household name, but as the man behind the Cochlear implant or ‘bionic ear’, he is one of Australia’s most successful inventors. When he first outlined his dream of bypassing the inner ear so deaf people could hear, he was ridiculed by many in the medical profession. Today, hundreds of thousands of deaf and hearing-impaired people have benefitted from his invention. In 2001, he was named Senior Australian of the Year.

Further reading:

About Graeme Clark - Graeme Clark Foundation

Professor Graeme Clark AC - Australian of the Year

Professor Graeme Clark, Otolaryngologist | Australian Academy of Science

You can find Dr Paul Roe online at theoutbackhistorian.com.au
See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

13 min