Katja Flupke (19) receives cochlear Clark Graeme scholarship 2011 Katja Flupke (19) from Hamburg is this year’s winner of the cochlear Graeme Clark scholarship (GCS). This scholarship supports cochlear, world leader in the development and manufacture of cochlear implants (CI), outstanding students and candidates, which were supplied with a cochlear nucleus CI system. The CI, a cochlear implant, opened the access to the world of the hearing and the spoken words children born in deaf, as well as highly hearing impaired children and adults. In 1978 the Australian Professor of medicine supplied Clark (75) Graeme worldwide for the first time a patient with a multi-channel digital implant; and in 1982 he made the first adaptation of a nucleus implant. Today, the founder of the Institute is a pioneer and paves the way for the revolutionary technology of the cochlear implant for Otolaryngology at the University of Melbourne. In homage to his groundbreaking achievements awards since 2002, each year the cochlear Graeme cochlear Clark scholarship (GCS). The fellows are young nucleus CI carriers, which are come and go to a recognized University or will soon take her studies from all over the world.
In Germany, Flupke the multitude of applications was selected this year Katja. The young native of Hamburg has just successfully completed the first semester of their studies of medical engineering at the University of Lubeck. Katja Steppke lost most of her hearing at the age of one year in a row of pneumococcal meningitis. She grew up in Hamburg. There could visit an integrative elementary school thanks to early according to linguistic support to the kindergarten. Due to their now bordering on deafness hearing loss, cochlear implants Katja got Flupke at the age of nine. After elementary school, she joined cracks on the high school, where she took her Abitur last year with the average grade 1,2 without my cochlear implant I would not be there, where I am today”, so Katja Steppke.