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Changing Lives with Science – Cochlear Developments

Everyone knows about cochlear implants, but do you know the real impact for someone who uses them? Come along and hear how this technology has changed lives and will continue to improve with future research.

When: Tuesday, August 13 2019. 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
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Where: The Shine Dome
15 Gordon Street, Acton, ACT, 2601
Topic: Health and medical, Innovation and technology
Cost: $15.00 through Eventbrite.
Bookings: 02 6201 9453
Social Media: Facebook

As the driving force behind the development of the cochlear implant, Professor Graeme Clark’s science has profoundly changed the lives of hundreds of thousands of people for the better. Growing up, he witnessed his deaf father’s desire for greater connection with others. This experience gave him a goal—to find a way to help the deaf hear—and motivated him through decades of challenging research that continues to this day.

Graeme will be joined by pioneering nutritionist Professor Jennie-Brand Miller, who received cochlear implants after gradually losing her hearing as a teen. Without them, Jennie says she would not be where she is today: internationally recognised for her ground-breaking work that developed the ‘glycaemic index’, a bestselling author, and an Academy Fellow. Join us as Jennie speaks candidly about her journey with the life-changing science and technology of cochlear implants.

Contact details:

Camille Thomson
Australian Academy of Science
Phone: 02 6201 9462

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