List of Press Coverage Articles
The following are various articles featuring press coverage on Adam Kissiah and his invention of the implantable hearing device.
Adam Kissiah’s Invention Recognized by NASA’s Office of the Chief Technologist
NASA’s Office of the Chief Technologist recognizes technology developed by NASA employees that benefits the nation. In the article “Hearing is Believing,” Adam Kissiah is recognized for developing cochlear implant technology while working as an engineer at NASA.
Driven by his own hearing problem and three failed corrective surgeries, Adam Kissiah started working in the mid-1970s on an implantable hearing device known as the cochlear implant. A cochlear implant is a surgically implantable device that provides hearing sensation to persons with severe-to-profound hearing loss who receive little or no benefit from hearing aids.
Sprung from the mind of a NASA engineer, this medical miracle is a perfect example of how NASA knowledge is boundless and can touch the lives of many in ways unimaginable.
40 Years of NASA Spin-offs
This article features the technology spin-offs NASA and its employees developed over the past 40 years.
NASA’s Top 10 Inventions
This article on HowStuffWorks.com lists NASA”s top 10 inventions. It features press coverage of Adam Kissiah and his invention.
Space Foundation: Cochlear Implant
Also, this article from the Space Foundation provides an overview of Adam’s invention.
Please let us know if you are aware of any additional press coverage on Adam Kissiah.
Hi Mr. Kissiah,
My name is Brittany Pellegra and I was one of the few people that received a cochlear implant in my generation. I am 24 years old and my oldest brother,30, has a cochlear implant as well. In that generation especially in Memphis was very rare for us to be able to receive cochlear implants but I am very blessed that my parents wanted us to have the opportunity to hear. I e-mailed you because I read the Bible everyday and I wanted to share with you what I read this morning. I hope it’s okay if I share my testimony with you that I used this morning to share with my friends and Facebook. Below is a short testimony.
“In Mark 6:30-44, Jesus was able to feed 5,000 people even when the disciples didn’t believe that He could. When Jesus asked the disciples to feed the 5,000 people, their response were, “That will be 8 months worth of our wages! Impossible!” Jesus showed them the impossible and was able to feed 5,000 people! Wow, how great is God? Now, I wondered and asked myself this question, “What is one impossi…ble thing that I think God/Jesus can’t do or heal me? My immediate thought was, “Well, it would be impossible to turn my deaf ears into hearing ears!” But then again, Jesus did!! Jesus gave a remarkable human being a gift to help others. Adam Kissiah Jr. invented cochlear implants that give people like me a chance to hear like normal hearing people. Praise God! Jesus taught me today in the passage that NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE WITH JESUS! Read Adam Kissiah Jr. story: http://www.sti.nasa.gov/tto/spinoff2003/hm_3.html ”
I want to say thank you so much for overcoming a lot and never giving up on cochlear implants because Jesus gave you this gift to help others. I know you probably hear this every day but I am SO BLESSED to be able to hear, so thank you. I hope I can follow your footsteps and inspire and encourage others. I would love the opportunity to meet you one day and share my story with you.
I hope you have a wonderful day!