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Governor-General of Australia Ms. Bryce Visits Sichuan University and Investigates Australia Cochlear Cochlea Project in West China Hospital, Sichuan University

CHENGDU, China, Oct. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- On the afternoon of October 22, a delegation led by the Governor-General of Australia Ms. Bryce paid a visit to Sichuan University to investigate the Australia Cochlear cochlea project in West China Hospital. Executive Vice-President of Sichuan University Professor Li Hong met the delegation in the reception hall for foreign guests in the administration building on the medical school campus of the hospital. Secretary of the hospital Ms. Jing Jing, Vice Director of the hospital Mr. Gong Qiyong as well as Professor Zheng Hong and Professor Zheng Yun in the E.N.T. department joined the meeting and the investigation.

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Executive Vice-President of Sichuan University Professor Li Hong welcomed Ms. Bryce and the delegation on behalf of the university. He gave a brief introduction on the history, size, personnel cultivation, foreign exchanges and cooperation and other aspects of university, especially the developments of West China Hospital in recent years. He hoped the visit of Ms. Bryce could further promote the exchanges and cooperation between West China Hospital and Australia in related fields, establish more high-level institutions like "West China Clinical Medical School - Australia Cochlear Cochlea Research Center" and bring about more cutting-edge achievements such as cochlear implantation to benefit mankind.

Ms. Bryce expressed her gratitude for the warm reception of Sichuan University, the pleasure to visit the university of such a splendid history, and also the great admiration and congratulations for the remarkable achievements acquired by West China medical personnel. She stressed that in the current world, the developments in the education, science and other areas could not prosper without the extensive cooperation among the countries. She hoped that China and Australia could work together not only to impel the developments of the two countries, but also to provide more positive achievements to benefit people worldwide.

After that, Ms. Bryce visited the "West China Hospital, Sichuan University - Australia Cochlear Cochlea Project." The Cochlear Cochlea Implant Center, which was established through the cooperation between Cochlear company of Australia and West China Hospital, has been one of the cochlear implant centers of the "Hearing Reconstruction and Rehabilitation Program" project since 2007. By adopting the advanced technology of international standards, it is aimed at assisting the hearing-impaired patients and enabling them to hear the sound of the world. During the investigation, Ms. Bryce also visited the Cochlear cochlea debugging equipments with the explanation by Professor Zheng Yun and the operation demonstration by the technician Mr. Tao Yong. And then, she listened to the report on this project presided over by Secretary of the hospital Ms. Jing Jing and presented by Vice-Director of the hospital Mr. Gong Qiyong. She also appreciated the drawings and the poetry reading of three kids with hearing rehabilitated after the successful cochlear implantation. After the show, Ms. Bryce approached the children and gave them dolls of koalas and kangaroos representative of Australia as presents. She told that she was greatly moved by the endeavors of the research staff, the medical staff and the related workers for the hearing rehabilitation of the children. She said emotionally, "I want to express my sincere happiness and gratitude for the devotions of the researchers of both China and Australia on the investigations and practice of the project. Thanks for you all and I've spent a memorable afternoon."


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