This book is dedicated to my wife, Margaret, for her selfless support and wise
counsel during the last 35 years while I was undertaking cochlear implant research
at the University of Sydney, the University of Melbourne, and The Bionic Ear
Institute. I would like also to express my appreciation to our children Sonya,
Cecily, Roslyn, Merran, and Jonathan; their spouses Ian, Peter, and Marissa; and
our grandchildren Elise, Monty, Daniel, Noah, and Rebekah for their encouragement
and enriching our lives....