Peter J. Blamey

Peter J. Blamey was born in Canberra, Australia on 30th January 1951. Following his BSc in theoretical physics at the Australian National University, two years as a trainee actuary, and a PhD in nuclear physics at Monash University, Peter found his niche as a member of Graeme Clark's team at The Univ of Melbourne, who were responsible for the research that led to the multi-electrode cochlear implant or "Bionic Ear", now produced by Cochlear Limited in Sydney. He is a co-inventor on over 25 patent families many of which have reached the marketplace. In 2002, Peter and Dr Elaine Saunders co-founded Dynamic Hearing Pty Ltd for the development and commercialization of sound processing technologies for hearing aids and headsets. He is co-owner of Blamey & Saunders Hearing Pty Ltd ( He works part time as a Principal Research Fellow at the Bionics Institute where he leads the Bionic Eye Psychophysics team for Bionic Vision Australia. Prof. Blamey received the American Academy of Audiology International Award in 2007 for significant and sustained contributions to the field of audiology and to hearing-impaired adults and children worldwide. In 2012 he was awarded the Clunies Ross medal from the Academy of Technological Science and Engineering for taking hearing aid technology from invention to commercial and clinical outcomes.

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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