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Elmfield School fundraising event - Dr Elaine Saunders/Prof Peter Blamey

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Meet 2 pioneers behind Cochlear Implant technology, who will discuss how that technology is shaping the development of hearing aids of today

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Elmfield School for Deaf Children Fundraising Event

HEARING LOSS TECHNOLOGY

Hear about the history of the

COCHLEAR IMPLANT

and how it is shaping today's hearing technology

from 2 of the world's leading experts

Dr Elaine Saunders and Prof Peter Blamey

at a special fund raising dinner

on 26 July 2019 at Westbury-on-Trym village hall

arranged by Rotary Club of Bristol Breakfast

Tickets £25 (includes a meal)

Hear about how a chance meeting 30 years ago shaped the lives of 2 young deaf people

Most of the proceeds will go to Elmfield School for Deaf Children to fund a Creative Art Psychotherapist

Elaine and Peter will talk about their experiences in the early stages of the development of the cochlear implant and the challenges that the team faced. They will describe working with Professor Graeme Clark and the evolution to the second generation of implants. Peter will talk about his work in helping children with language development and some of his world wide research in cochlear implants and children’s speech and language.

Dr Elaine Saunders is an internationally recognised hearing scientist, audiologist and entrepreneur with a strong focus on social good and affordable hearing access. Elaine is also the recipient of a Paul Harris Fellowship in recognition of her extraordinary services to Rotary and the wider community.

Professor Peter Blamey was as an early member of Graeme Clark's research team that developed the bionic ear. His research interests included hearing, psychoacoustics, cochlear implants, hearing aids, and spoken language development in children with impaired hearing. He was a co-inventor on 25 patent families. Blamey was instrumental in establishing several companies, including Dynamic Hearing that provided advanced signal processing technologies in many millions of hearing aids globally. He also led the psychophysics research to validate a new retinal prosthesis for blindness at the Bionics Institute. Blamey later became chairman and co-owner of Blamey Saunders Hears, a company which aimed to make hearing aids more accessible to the public.

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