Professor Bill Gibson

RIDBC Background

Professor Bill Gibson is a renowned ear, nose and throat (ENT) Surgeon and world leader in cochlear implantation and Menière’s disease. He is an early pioneer of SCIC – Sydney Cochlear Implant Centre – in Australia and has performed just over 2,000 cochlear implant surgeries.

He was one of the pioneers of cochlear implantation worldwide and the first professor of otology (ear surgery) at the University of Sydney. Professor Gibson is now retired from the university but continues his clinical practice as a semi-retired ear specialist.

Professor Gibson passionately believes cochlear implants are the best form of intervention for all people with a hearing loss and particularly for children who are born with profound hearing loss. In 1984, he was instrumental in the establishment of a cochlear implant program that eventually became the SCIC. Under Professor Gibson’s direction, SCIC has performed more than 4,500 cochlear implant surgeries and is not only one of the largest programs in the world, but also regarded as a world leader in the provision of cochlear implant and related services.

Specialities and interests

Cochlear implants, Meniere’s disease and tinnitus.


  • Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)
  • Doctor of Medicine (MD)(London)
  • Fellowship of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons (FRCS)
  • Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS)



Profile link and research articles

Publications in University of Sydney