Biographical entry Saunders, Rod
Rod Saunders was the first person to have their hearing restored and understand speech with the aid of a cochlear implant (bionic ear). Saunders received the implant in a surgical procedure conducted by Graeme Clark at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital in Melbourne on 1 August 1978.
- Worthing, Mark, Graeme Clark: The Man Who Invented the Bionic Ear, Allen & Unwin, Crows Nest, 2015, 221 pp. Details
Created: 26 June 2016, Last modified: 7 July 2016