Cochlear ‘SPrint’ speech processor

Made by Cochlear Limited in Lane Cove, New South Wales, 1997-1998.

This Sprint speech processor is one of a number of generations of devices produced by Cochlear with continual improvements in sound processing and reduction in size. It represents Cochlear’s design strategy of making a flexible cochlear implant with sophisticated sound processing in the externally worn speech processor, allowing the recipient to take advantage of improvements in technology without surgically replacing their implanted device.

Cochlear Limited was founded in Australia in 1981, ba...


Speech Processor, 'SPrint', plastic / electronic components, made by Cochlear Limited, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1997-1998

Rectangular brown plastic speech processor with LCD screen. The processor is labelled with product information on the back. It is accompanied by a tan coloured earpiece.


105 mm
70 mm
20 mm


Designed and made by Cochlear Limited, Australia, 1997-1998.

The SPrint body worn speech processor was introduced in 1998. It is based on a more powerful digital signal processor (DSP).
Cochlear Limited 1997-1998


Gift of Cochlear Limited, 2007
26 February, 2007

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Cochlear 'SPrint' speech processor 2017, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 22 September 2017, <>
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