Necessity, the Mother of the Cochlear Implant Invention?By DiIulio, Renee ; Hearing Products Report,
Publication Date: July/August 2007
Article focuses on the invention of the cochlear implant by Graeme M. Clarke, PhD, FRCS, who invented the electronic, multiple-channel, implantable hearing device to help his father. Clarke’s research led to the first successful implant in 1978, and eventually led to the technology behind the device manufactured by Cochlear Limited in Australia in 1981. In 1984, the company established its North American headquarters in Englewood, Colorado as Cochlear Americas. Over 20 years later, the company has manufactured implants for nearly 90 thousand people, and research has demonstrated that people with implants have significant advantages in hearing. Research has also shown that many clients are not aware of the potential benefits of using cochlear implants. Cochlear Americas is addressing this by focusing on education for audiologists and potential recipients regarding implants and the value of bilateral implantation.
Assistive Products Discussed: COCHLEAR IMPLANT (MODEL C122M)
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