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Cochlear Implants

Nucleus Wearable Speech Processor (WSP)

The Nucleus Wearable Speech Processor (WSP) was made by Cochlear Ltd. of Australia in 1984. It was Cochlear's first commercial speech processor for use with the Nucleus 22 implant that was developed in 1983. This was the first multi-channel implant and speech processor to receive approval by the FDA for use in the USA.

The headpiece (transmitter) (black circular object) and the behind-the-ear (BTE) microphone, (bottom right) complete the external parts. Not shown are the internal parts (receiver and electrodes).

The Nucleus Wearable Speech Processor (WSP) used the ..... speech coding strategy.

The Nucleus Wearable Speech Processor (WSP) measured 4⅝" x 3" by 13/16" thick, and weighed 7˝ oz without the batteries (9 oz with the batteries).
 

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Top view of the Nucleus Wearable Speech Processor (WSP) showing the hole for the headpiece (transmitter)/microphone cord (left), the external mic/patch cord jack (right center),the multi-purpose switch labeled S - sensitivity, O - on/off, N - noise suppression (left center), ,and the T-5 position volume control (right).


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View of the top of the Nucleus Wearable Speech Processor (WSP) showing the headset cord pluged into the speech processor.

 

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Close-up view of the two plugs of the Nucleus Wearable Speech Processor (WSP) ....

 

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Top view of the plug of the Nucleus Wearable Speech Processor (WSP) showing the ...

 

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Bottom view of the plug of the Nucleus Wearable Speech Processor (WSP) showing ....

 

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View of the top of the Nucleus Wearable Speech Processor (WSP) showing a ... cord plugged into the ....

 

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Rear view of the Nucleus Wearable Speech Processor (WSP).

 

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The battery compartment of the Nucleus Wearable Speech Processor (WSP) with the batteries removed.

 

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Bottom view of the Nucleus Wearable Speech Processor (WSP) with the battery cover slid to the right showing two standard 1˝ volt AA batteries in the battery compartment.

 

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Front view of the Nucleus Wearable Speech Processor (WSP) showing the "Cochlear" name and logo (upper left), and the model name (upper right).

 

 


 

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