13. August 2019 - 17:30 till 19:00
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Changing Lives with Science | August | The Shine Dome | Tuesday, 13. August 2019

As the driving force behind the development of the cochlear implant, Professor Graeme Clark AC FAA FAAS FRS FTSE has profoundly changed the lives of hundreds of thousands of people for the better. Growing up, he witnessed his deaf father’s desire for greater connection with others. This experience gave him a goal—to find a way to help the deaf hear—and motivated him through decades of challenging research that continues to this day.
Graeme will be joined by pioneering nutritionist Professor Jennie Brand-Miller AM FAA, who received cochlear implants after gradually losing her hearing as a teen. Without them, Jennie says she would not be where she is today: internationally recognised for her ground-breaking work that developed the ‘glycaemic index’, a bestselling author, and an Academy Fellow. Join us as Jennie speaks candidly about her journey with the life-changing science and technology of cochlear implants.
Refreshments served from 5.30pm, with the talk 6.00pm-7.00pm. 
Please note that Auslan interpreters will be supporting this event, and the venue is equipped with infrared hearing assistance. 
This is the fourth event in a six-part series. Throughout this series we will hear remarkable untold science stories. Join us for tales of innovation, research, breakthroughs, and how science is solving the big challenges of our time. For more information and tickets to other talks, visit