Hear, hear for Professor

Professor Laura Viani, a neurotological surgeon who led the development of the National Hearing Implant and Research Centre (NHIRC) in Dublin, has been awarded the Cpl World-Class Talent award for her pioneering work in the field of cochlear implants.

Prof Viani, a fellow of RCSI and a member of the RCSI Council, opened Ireland’s first implant clinic in Dublin in 1994 and completed the country’s first implant surgery in March 1995. In the last 25 years, Prof Viani has built a RCSI-based clinic of two into a team of 30 specialists and clinical support experts across Irish hospitals, whose knowledge and skills put Ireland’s cochlear implant programme on an international footing.

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Published: 5 November, 2019 at 07:32