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Cochlear Implant 30th Anniversary

September 13, 2012

Cochlear Implant 30th Anniversary

As the Eye and Ear celebrates the world first implant of a prototype bionic eye, we also look back on our proud history of bionics as the home of the bionic ear. On 12 September 30 years ago the world’s first 22 channel cochlear device was implanted in a patient, enabling Graham Carrick to hear after 17 years of silence.

The story of what happened on that day is described in this video.

 Graeme Clark looks back 30 years