Celebrating the Cochlear Implant in Pittsburgh
Johnston, Deborrah, Volta Voices
What happens when you combine the passion, dedication and gratitude of a mother of a child who is deaf with the genius, perseverance and humility of an engineer who co-invented the multi-channel cochlear implant? The result is a memorable week of events this past October in Pittsburgh, Pa. The parent (and DePaul School trustee) is Pam Billet, and the engineer is Professor Jim Patrick, chief scientist at Cochlear Limited in Sydney, Australia, who worked with Dr. Graeme Clark to develop the world's first multi-channel cochlear implant and was Cochlear's very first employee.
"Hearing Wonders - Speaking Miracles Week" originated with Billet, who envisioned a series of events for the …
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Publication information: Article title: Celebrating the Cochlear Implant in Pittsburgh. Contributors: Johnston, Deborrah - Author. Magazine title: Volta Voices. Volume: 18. Issue: 2 Publication date: March/April 2011. Page number: 12+. © Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf, Incorporated Mar/Apr 2009. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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