Technology to help hearing

Technology to help hearing

First NSW Implant Operation

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The first implant operation and switch-on happened in August 1984!

To help celebrate this momentous event, there will be a special 30th anniversary presentation to Sue Walters, one of the very first implantees, by Professor Bill Gibson.

The presentation will be made at the next BBQ at SCIC, Old Gladesville Hospital on Sunday August 24th, starting at 11 am. Full details of this event can be found under the Events Calendar in the Menu above.

How electrical stimulation of the Brain gives speech understanding to severely deaf people

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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. Full details about the speech he will be giving at the Australian Academy of Science on 2nd July, 2013 in Canberra can be found at this site.

NSW Smoke Alarm Subsidy Scheme (SASS)

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Other States are likely to have similar schemes. Check with your local hearing provider.

The NSW Smoke Alarm Subsidy Scheme is a joint initiative between the Deaf Society of NSW and Fire and Rescue NSW, made possible with funding from the NSW Department of Family and Community Services; Ageing, Disability and Home Care.

Cochlear Implant - Wiki Article

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A cochlear implant (CI) is a surgically implanted electronic device that provides a sense of sound to a person who is profoundly deaf or severely hard of hearing. Cochlear implants are often called bionic ears. Note: The video runs for nearly 60 minutes.

The original Wiki on Cochlear Implants is here.