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First, I would like to express deep gratitude to my wife Margaret; our children: Sonya, Cecily, Roslyn, Merran and Jonathan, and their spouses; our grandchildren; and our parents. It has been exhilarating leading a talented research team and being part of a unique development by Cochlear Ltd. I would like to thank the Universities of Melbourne and Sydney and the Eye & Ear Hospital for crucial support. We were greatly helped by funding from the TV Channel 10 Nerve Deafness Appeal, a Public Interest Grant from the Australian government, the Bionic Ear Institute and many trusts and foundations. Our scientific studies and development were supported in particular by the National Health & Medical Research Council of Australia, the Australian Research Council, the Cooperative Research Centres Program and the US National Institutes of Health. I thank NICTA for support for research to develop more advanced cochlear implants to achieve high-fidelity sound and better hearing in noise. I would also like to thank David Lawrence, Debbie Mussett, Jonathan Clark and Ian Rutherford for help in completing this manuscript.
The author declares no competing financial interests.
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Clark, G. The multichannel cochlear implant for severe-to-profound hearing loss. Nat Med 19, 1236–1239 (2013). https://doi.org/10.1038/nm.3340
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