Cochlear ESPrit 22 behind-the-ear speech processor

Made in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 2000.

Cochlear Limited was founded in Australia in 1981, based on Australian research by Dr Graeme Clark in developing the cochlear implant or bionic ear. By 2006 it had become an international leader in the manufacture and sale of cochlear implant systems.

This ‘ESPrit 22’ speech processor is the second generation of behind the ear (BTE) speech processors developed by Cochlear, after the development of the ‘ESPrit’ in 1998. The ESPrit 22 has been designed to be compatible with the 22-electrode coch...

Summary

2007/23/5
Speech Processor, 'ESPrit 22', metal / plastic / electronic components, made by Cochlear Limited, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 2000

Black plastic BTE (behind-the-ear) speech processor with clear earhook at top, marked 'ESPrit 22'

Production

Designed and made by Cochlear Limited, Australia, 2000

This 'ESPrit 22' speech processor is the second generation of behind the ear (BTE) speech processors developed by Cochlear, after the development of the 'ESPrit' in 1998. The ESPrit 22 has been designed for use with the 22 electrode cochlear implant, allowing recipients with older implants to use BTE processors. It was the fourth upgrade for Nucleus 22 recipients.
2000

Source

Gift of Cochlear Limited, 2007
27 February, 2007

Cite this Object

Cochlear ESPrit 22 behind-the-ear speech processor 2015, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 24 September 2017, <https://ma.as/351380>
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