Recipient Stories

John Rice

'From giving to receiving the gift of hearing'

Dr John Rice (OAM) pioneered cochlear implant surgery as an Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) Surgeon at the Women's and Children's Hospital in South Australia in the early 1990's - giving the gift of ... View video

Julie Dunn

'Enjoying Music with MED-EL Bonebridge'

Julie struggled with hearing loss for years before discovering MED-EL’s Bonebridge. Now with her improved hearing, she enjoys music more than ever before and is learning the violin. Juli... View video

Daniel Clarke

'From rescued to rescuer'

Working in a helicopter and rescuing people from road accidents, off stricken ships, or searching for missing persons is not a job for the faint hearted, let alone someone who is profoundly deaf... View video

Shirley Ackehurst

'Cochlear pioneer celebrates 30 years of hearing'

Shirley Ackehurst is 74. A mother and grandmother who loves working in her garden. She's also a medical pioneer whose story is one of perseverance, loss, heartbreak and triumph that she relays w... View video

Tracey Quarmby

'Discovering new sounds'

The whooshing of her trousers as she walked, the jangling of bangles and keyboard keys clicking were completely unknown sounds to Tracey Quarmby before she received her Cochlear™ Baha® bone cond... View video

Felicity Bleckly

‘Felicity emerges from the sounds of silence’

For 20 years Felicity Bleckly lived in a world without sound. When Michael Jackson released the 1987 smash hit Smooth Criminal, Ms Bleckly never heard it, nor did she hear Kurt Co... Read more

Lucille Green

​‘Life better now Lucille can hear clearly’

Port Lincoln woman Lucille Green will enjoy the sounds of Christmas this year after suffering from poor hearing since 2005.
Mrs Green, 75, is looking forward to a proper hearing Chri... Read more