May 2017 – “Around 1,147 cochlear devices were implanted in persons with damaged hearing at authorized centers over the past fiscal year that ended on March 20, with financial assistance from the Health Ministry’s so-called Iran Board of Trustees for Patient Treatment.”


"Iran and Australia have signed fresh agreements to forge closer ties, with Australian Trade Minister Steve Ciobo announcing the dawn of a new age of relationship. Ciobo is leading a trade delegation of more than 20 companies to Tehran, seeking out opportunities, buoyed by the prospects in Iran's mining, oil and gas, and other industries as well as the near 80 million population...Representatives of Australia's flagship carrier Qantas Airways, global biotechnology company Cochlear, GrainCorp agribusiness company, Australian Livestock Export Corporation Ltd (LiveCorp) and the universities of Melbourne and Sydney are also tagging along..." (Press TV"Australia hails 'dawn of new age' in Iran ties," 9/28/2016).