speech processor

speech processor

the part of a cochlear implant that converts speech into electrical impulses that are used to stimulate the neurons of the auditory division of the eighth cranial nerve.

speech processor

Audiology A part of a cochlear implant that converts speech sound into electrical impulses to stimulate the auditory nerve, allowing a person to understand sound and speech

speech pro·ces·sor

(spēch pros'es-sŏr)
The part of a cochlear implant that converts speech into electrical impulses that are used to stimulate the neurons of the auditory division of the vestibulocochlear nerve.

speech processor

A miniature computer within a cochlear implant that analyzes sounds and converts them into digital signals.
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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 available.

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