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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We will connect the implant speech processor to all those operated in a month.
Implants consist of an external unit that picks up sounds, and a speech processor that converts the sounds into a signal it then sends to a receiving device the size of a quarter that is implanted just behind the ear.
According to the ministry, the electronic device was implanted in the child's inner ear, which will be followed with another procedure to insert a speech processor. Once the surgeries are complete, the child will be able to hear for the first time.
The ENT team of Al Qasimi Hospital implanted the electronic device in the child's inner ear that will be followed with another procedure to insert a speech processor. Once the surgeries are complete, the child will be able to hear for the first time.
"VLSI Architecture of Digital Auditory Filter for Speech Processor of Cochlear Implant", International Journal of Computer Applications (0975-8887) 39(7).
The purpose of this study was to verify the modification of the auditory device, that is, to verify the change of the model and brand of the hearing aid or speech processor of the cochlear implant between evaluation 1 and 2, recent audiometry, daily use time of the hearing device (based on auditory device companies' software) and based on the family report, as well as the percentage of patients attending therapy sessions.
Analog implementations of the speech processor are an attractive alternative over digital, enabling ultra-low power operation alongside with wide-range parameter programmability [7, 9].
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.
An FPGA based speech processor for hearing aid in CIs is implemented in [4].

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