• Question: Did something in your life happen to make you want to help people hear again like a friend of family member lost there hearing ?

    Asked by 478artc49 to Chuen on 23 Jun 2015.
    • Photo: Yu Chuen Tam

      Yu Chuen Tam answered on 23 Jun 2015:

      No entered into it by accident. I had specialised in montoring special baby care monitoring. When the hospital first switched on a multichannel cochlear implant, with the TV camra filming they found the elctronics did not work. So I poked around and eventually fixed it.

      The surgeons realised they needed someone who knows how the electronics works, in thoses days the implants had just come out of the reasearch lab, and the sold under extended clinical trial license. The external parts fell apart very quickly and needed mending every so often.