When Australia’s bionic ear was first being developed more than three decades ago, people thought it couldn’t be done. What seemed like an impossible ideal then is now a very real achievement.

And as we look towards the next 30 years, we’re ready to make even more breakthroughs and transform more lives. Not only for those with hearing or vision impairment, but also for those with debilitating neurological conditions. To realise the potential of our three decades of research and development know-how we must raise $30 million. With your help.

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What we're discovering

Our research has always concentrated on clinical and commercial advances that can make a genuine difference to the lives of real people. Made up of researchers across a number of disciplines, our team works together to make new discoveries in bionic hearing, bionic vision and neurobionics, and to educate the relevant people on these advances.

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Since 2008 the Bionics Institute has brought together the preeminent scientific, engineering and medical researchers in the development of bionic devices. The Medical Bionics Conference has attracted speakers and delegates from across the globe and has provided a forum for information exchange, networking and the mentoring of students.

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As a not-for-profit organisation, we're funded substantially by contributions from the community. Which means every breakthrough we make, is really thanks to you.

And we can't wait to make your next one.

The Bionics Institute is endorsed as a deductible gift recipient (DGR). All donations over $2 are tax deductible.

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