Blake Wilson, DSc, PhD, receives top civilian award

On November 18, 2021, Blake Wilson, DSc, PhD received the North Carolina Award in recognition for his significant scientific contributions to the state.  

Blake Wilson
Dr. Blake Wilson receives the North Carolina Award on Nov. 18, 2021

Wilson, a member of the faculty in both the Department of Head and Neck Surgery & Communication Sciences and the Pratt School of Engineering, invented many of the sound-processing strategies used in modern cochlear implants––most significantly the “continuous interleaved sampling” system. Today, more than a million patients have regained some or all of their hearing with these devices, all of whom benefit from Dr. Wilson’s research.  

In the video below, listen to Dr. Wilson share how his parents were inspirational in starting his career focused on using science to improve the human condition in whatever way he could.