To enable individuals with deafness and other sensory disorders develop their true potential through appropriate biomedical, technological and educational measures.
These measures include supporting talented scientists to develop their innovative ideas and so make further advances, such as improved bionic ears (cochlear implants). The foundation will also provide support for disadvantaged people in need to receive a bionic ear or other prosthetic device.
Appreciation from people using a cochlear implant including quotes from “Sounds from Silence, Graeme Clark and the Bionic Ear Story” (Allen & Unwin 2000, ISBN 1 86508 302 X):
1] “ It’s a nightmare being deaf”. Rod Saunders, before receiving the first Multi-channel cochlear implant in Melbourne,1978.
2] “I can’t help feeling I’m experiencing a modern day miracle every day I talk to my mom on the phone”, Anne Schmidt Texas US.
3] “It has truly been a blessing in my life. I am most appreciative of your work and thank you from the bottom of my heart”. Jack Day Washington US 1990.
4] “Thank you, thank you, thank you. I can’t say it enough. You have changed my son’s life forever”. Jack Aregood, New Jersey US, 2010