David R, NSW Mentor
David was born profoundly deaf and depends on his one cochlear implant to communicate orally. He was raised in a hearing environment in Wollongong attending as the only deaf child in a main stream school. He later graduated from University of Wollongong. He currently works as a Business Intelligence & Data Analyst at Macquarie University. David also serves as the Illawarra CICADA Co-ordinator supporting Cochlear recipients in the region.