Behind The Ear Speech Processor
With Two Micro Phones And Option Of Off The Ear Body Worn Model 7.
If you've never heard of a cochlear implant, I'll explain: it's a little device made up of a microphone, speech processor
and a transmitter which is surgically implanted enabling a deaf person to process sound.
He had the implant surgery at the Princess of Wales Hospital in Bridgend in February and his external speech processor
was activated four weeks later.
A cochlear implant speech processor
looks just like a hearing aid and is programmed by a specialist audiologist to provide the best possible speech perception for the individual.
In the tests, the output of the microphone went to speakers; in a real person, it would send sound to the implanted speech processor
The implant has an external part, worn like a hearing aid, made up of a speech processor
, lead, transmitter coil and microphone.
The microphone picks up sounds, then a speech processor
filters out a voice from background noise.
The electronic devices are connected to a receiver implanted into the skull behind the ear, providing the brain with electrical signals which give the sensation of sound, plus an external microphone and speech processor
The external part consists of a speech processor
, which can sit behind the ear, a lead, a transmitter coil, and a microphone.
Sounds are picked up by an external speech processor
that is worn over the back of the ear and are delivered as electrical pulses, via radio waves through a magnetic coil, to the internal implant.
The cutting-edge technology sees an electrode attached to the inner ear and an external speech processor
worn on the outside.
MED-EL Corporation's new MAESTRO[TM] Cochlear Implant System, featuring FineHearing[TM] technology, allows "high-definition" hearing while offering the smallest internal implant and the thinnest, lightest externally worn speech processor