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Cochlear Implants

Spectra 22 Speech Processor

The Spectra 22 Speech Processor was made by Cochlear Ltd. of Australia in 1994.

The external parts consist of the circular headpiece (transmitter) (bottom left), the behind-the-ear (BTE) microphone (top left), connecting cords (center), and the speech processor (right). Not shown are the internal parts (receiver and electrodes).

The Spectra 22 Speech Processor used the ...... speech coding strategy.

The Spectra 22 Speech Processor measured 3⅝" x 2⅜" by 11/16" thick and weighed 2˝ oz without the battery.
 

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Top view of the Spectra 22 Speech Processor showing the hole for the headpiece (transmitter)/microphone cord (left), the multi-purpose switch labeled N - noise suppression, T - telephone, S - sensitivity, O - on/off (left center), the external mic/patch cord jack cover (right center), two light emitting diodes labeled C and M (mid right) and the 0-8 position volume control (right).


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Top view of the Spectra 22 Speech Processor showing the external microphone jack "trap door" slightly opened (center).

 

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View of the upper left side of the Spectra 22 Speech Processor showing the headpiece cord plugged into the 3-pin socket on the speech processor. The headpiece cord plug is protected from becoming unplugged by the hinged cover on the speech processor shown in the open position.

 

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View of the front of the Spectra 22 Speech Processor showing the manufacturer's name (Cochlear), and the model (Spectra 22).

 

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Rear view of the Spectra 22 Speech Processor showing the battery compartment cover (bottom), and the belt clip.

 

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The battery compartment of the Spectra 22 Speech Processor with the battery door and battery removed. Note the 6-pin programming jack immediately above the battery position and to the left of the belt clip.

 

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Rear view of the Spectra 22 Speech Processor with the battery cover removed showing a standard 1˝ volt AA battery in the battery compartment.

 

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Side view of the signal checker for the Spectra 22 cochlear implant speech processor.

 

 

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Close-up view of the top of the signal checker for the Spectra 22 cochlear implant speech processor. You held the signal checker against the transmitting coil. The LED in the center of the signal checker glowed with varying intensity in response to incoming sounds. 

Here are the instructions for using this signal checker with the Spectra 22 speech processor.

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View of the Nucleus Signal Checker in its original packaging.


 


 

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View of the label on the left side of the box the Spectra 22 Speech Processor came in.

 

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Top view of the label on the box the Spectra 22 Speech Processor came in showing the serial number and the date this unit was made (September, 1994).

 


 

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