Cochlear ‘Spectra 22’ speech processor

Made by Cochlear Limited in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1994.

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 speech processor is an upgrade of the Mini speech processor and has an improved speech coding strategy providing a fuller, richer, more natural sound than previous processors. It is one of a number of generations of devices produced by Cochl...

Summary

2007/23/3
Rectangular dark grey coloured speech processor. The processor is stamped with 'Cochlear' and printed with 'SPECTRA 22'.

Dimensions

93 mm
61 mm
19 mm

Production

Designed and made by Cochlear Limited, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1994.

This upgrade of the Mini speech processor contains a new microchip that uses SPEAK, an improved speech coding strategy providing a fuller, richer, more natural sound. It was developed jointly by Cochlear and the University of Melbourne and allows users to hear much better on the telephone, in crowds and at meetings or sporting events. Field trials with cochlear implant recipients around the world showed that people heard two or three times more clearly in noisy conditions than with earlier versions of the processor.
Cochlear Limited 1994

Source

Gift of Cochlear Limited, 2007
27 February, 2007

Cite this Object

Cochlear 'Spectra 22' speech processor 2015, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 22 September 2017, <https://ma.as/363611>
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