CENTENNIAL, Colo., May 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Cochlear, the global leader in implantable hearing solutions, announced today the winners of the 2010 Graeme Clark Cochlear Scholarship. Presented by Cochlear Americas, the Graeme Clark Cochlear Scholarship is awarded to five high school seniors who've demonstrated exceptional achievements both in the classroom and their communities. All recipients have a Nucleus® cochlear implant and will receive financial assistance toward their chosen university for up to a total of four years.
"Cochlear Americas is proud to sponsor an initiative that encourages academic success among Nucleus recipients, providing a solid foundation for future professional and personal achievements," said Chris Smith, president, Cochlear Americas. "The five winners of this year's Graeme Clark Cochlear Scholarship, along with all of the applicants we considered, are examples of what young adults with a significant hearing impairment can achieve when given the opportunity and support to do so."
The five scholarship winners are:
Cochlear Americas is honoring the outstanding scholarship winners during Better Hearing & Speech Month to highlight the personal and academic achievements of young adults who've benefited from cochlear implants and to raise awareness of the advanced technologies available that may help improve the quality of life for people living with severe to profound hearing loss.
About Cochlear Implants
Cochlear implants are a proven medical option for children as young as 12 months old with profound hearing loss in both ears and for individuals who are two years or older with severe to profound hearing loss in both ears whom obtain little or no benefit from hearing aids. They are electronic devices, which bypass damaged hair cells in the inner ear, or cochlea, and stimulate the hearing nerve directly. Cochlear implants are designed to restore hearing, giving users the best possible hearing experience and are becoming the standard of care with approximately 400 institutions in the United States providing this technology.
About the Graeme Clark Cochlear Scholarship Foundation
The Graeme Clark Cochlear Scholarship Foundation was established in 2002 in honor of Professor Graeme Clark, Department of Otolaryngology at the University of Melbourne, for his lifelong commitment to finding a solution for the hearing impaired and his pioneering work in the field of cochlear implant technology. Awarded by Cochlear Americas, this scholarship consists of financial assistance toward a college degree at an accredited university. The award is paid in yearly installments upon the completion of each year of study. Each award is in the amount of $2,000 per year for up to a total of four years. For more information about the Graeme Clark Cochlear Scholarship Foundation, call 800/458-4999 (Voice) or 800/483-3123 (TTY), or visit www.cochlearamericas.com.
Cochlear is the world leader in implantable hearing solutions. Since launching the first multichannel cochlear implant system more than 27 years ago, Cochlear Limited has brought the miracle of sound to more than 180,000 individuals with hearing loss across the globe. Cochlear Americas markets number-one selling products, the Baha® implantable bone-anchored hearing device and Nucleus cochlear implant technology. For more information about Cochlear Americas' products, call the Cochlear Hotline at 800/523-5798 (Voice) or 800/483-3123 (TTY), or visit www.cochlearamericas.com.
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