Hear Professor Peter Baume’s story:
I was a physician by training. I spent a lot of time in parliament as a Cabinet Minister. I was a Professor at University of New South Wales, I was head of a school there and I was chancellor of the Australian National University. I suddenly became aware, I couldn’t hear people on the other side of the council chamber. That’s when I knew my hearing was defective.
I had to resign straight away as Chancellor. Not because I couldn’t do the work, but because I couldn’t hear, see as a doctor, I was able to speak to people who’d been patients and it was quite clear of some of them were happy, some of them weren’t. So I wanted a better quality product. And that’s what I got. I spoke to an ENT surgeon who looks after me and he was the one who referred me to this practice.