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May 21, 2007

Bionic ear inventor wins German award

From: The Age - Melbourne,Victoria,Australia - May 21, 2007

The inventor of the Cochlear bionic ear, Melbourne University scientist Professor Graham Clark, has been awarded Germany's highest accolade in neuroscience.

Professor Clark will receive the 2007 Klaus Joachim Zulch prize for his research into neuroscience and the Cochlear implant, giving hearing to the deaf.

He shared the prize with Dr John Donoghue who leads the brain science program at Brown University in the United States.

More than 80,000 people in over 70 countries now use Cochlear implants to hear.

Prof Clark will be awarded his prize of $40,000 at a ceremony in Cologne, Germany, in August.

© 2007 AAP