Blake S. Wilson

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Blake S. Wilson is an American doctor best known for his role in developing the cochlear implant. Initially, he trained in electrical engineering, but later he turned his interest to hearing research.[1] In 1977, he joined the Research Triangle Institute team, and in the 1980s his team developed a speech coding method for cochlear implants.[1] In 2013, he received the Lasker-DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award.[2]


  1. ^ a b Wilson, Blake S. Toward better representations of sound with cochlear implants. Nature Medicine, Vol. 19, No. 10, October 2013.
  2. ^ Lasker~DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award 2013 Winners. The Lasker Foundation. Retrieved 20 April 2014.