Hugh J. McDermott

Hugh J. McDermott (F’12) is the Deputy Director of the Bionics Institute, Melbourne, Australia, and holds an honorary appointment as Professorial Fellow in The University of Melbourne. He has 30 years of experience in sound processing, electronic design, and perceptual research. Several of his inventions have been translated into successful commercial products, including the Speak/ACE sound-processing schemes for cochlear implants manufactured by Cochlear Ltd., and the SoundRecover frequency-compression scheme for hearing aids made by Phonak AG. Prof. McDermott is a Fellow of the Acoustical Society of America. In recognition of “his leadership that has fostered scientific advances and significant developments in the diagnosis and treatment of communication disorders,” he became the first winner of the Callier Prize in Communication Disorders, awarded by the University of Texas, Dallas, in 2009.

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JTEHM, Articles, Published Articles
neuroBi: A Highly Configurable Neurostimulator for a Retinal Prosthesis and Other Applications
This paper presents an innovative neurostimulator for use with a suprachoroidal retinal prosthesis. Clinical test results are described which show it to be effective in eliciting visual percepts in a profoundly vision-impaired subject with approximately 20 years of light perception... Read more