PROF Peter Blamey

PROF Peter Blamey


  • Bionic Vision, Bionic Ear, Neurobionics



  • Peter has a PhD in physics and began working on hearing when he became a member of Graeme Clark’s cochlear implant research team in 1979. He is a coauthor on over 200 papers on hearing, sound processing, speech and language of children with impaired hearing, and psychophysics. He is an inventor of 25 patent families.
    He has been instrumental in the spin-off and incubation of 4 companies from the Bionics Institute since 2000, including Dynamic Hearing that has provided advanced signal processing technologies in many millions of hearing aids globally. He also uses his scientific research and business skills in his role as Principal Research Fellow at the Bionics Institute where he leads the Bionic Eye psychophysics program and is involved in the development of neurobionic devices for the treatment of movement disorders, chronic pain, and psychiatric disorders using deep brain stimulation. 
    Peter is Chairman and co-owner of Blamey Saunders Hears, a company addressing the poor penetration of the hearing aid market in order to reduce the $12 billion annual burden of hearing loss in Australia.



Member of

  • Advisory Council for Children with Impaired Hearing. Member 2005 -
  • American Academy of Audiology. Member 2005 -
  • Australian Institute of Company Directors. Graduate Member 2005 -
  • Australian Institute of Physics. Member 2005 -
  • Australian Speech, Science and Technology Asociation. Member 2005 -


Selected publications



Education and training

  • BSc (Hons), Institution not known
  • PhD, Monash University

Awards and honors

  • International Award, American Academy of Audiology, 2007
  • Member of the Acoustical Society of America, 2005
  • Editor's Award, Journal of Speech, Language & Hearing, 2001
  • Australian National University, 1972
  • National Undergraduate Scholarship, Australian National University, 1969



Available for supervision

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