Cochlear ‘ESPrit’ behind-the-ear speech processor

Made in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1998.

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’ speech processor is the first behind-the-ear (BTE) speech processor developed by Cochlear. It is worn entirely behind the ear, freeing recipients from long cables and extra components. It is one of several generations of devices pro...

Summary

2007/23/7
Speech processor, 'ESPrit', metal / plastic / electronic components, made by Cochlear Limited, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1998

Curved tan coloured behind-the-ear (BTE) speech processor with clear earhook at top.

Production

Designed and made by Cochlear Limited, Australia, 1998

The ESPrit is the first multi-channel behind-the-ear speech processor developed by Cochlear. It is worn entirely behind the ear, freeing recipients from long cables and extra components.
1998

Source

Gift of Cochlear Limited, 2007
27 February, 2007

Cite this Object

Cochlear 'ESPrit' behind-the-ear speech processor 2015, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 29 June 2017, <https://ma.as/363769>
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