Dr Wagstaff is an Otolaryngologist – Head and Neck Surgeon subspecialising in Otology. In 2020, Dr Wagstaff joined the board of the Bionics Institute.

In the past, Dr Wagstaff has told her patients that the idea of a drug that could assist with hearing loss would never happen in their lifetime. After collaborating with the Institute, she is now filled with a sense of confidence that one day soon she will have a hearing loss treatment to offer her patients that will provide life-changing benefits. This has provided Dr Wagstaff with a great deal of inspiration for both herself and her patients. She has a sense of satisfaction that the collaboration with the Institute has been instrumental in an incredible advancement in hearing impairment research.

Research project

Restoring Hearing

“I have felt that my interactions with the Institute’s scientists are mutually beneficial. I don’t think that one can live without the other anymore. Australia has both world-class scientists and world-class clinicians. It is time that we recognize that the interaction between the two groups is the only way to progress science at a speed that makes it relevant to patients. Success is no longer about journal articles and citations; it is about touching patients to enhance their lives forever.”
- Dr Sherryl Wagstaff

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