For the Geeks among us, it’s possible to build your own speech processor and save about $7,000 on buying a Harmony. A PSP body processor headpiece and cable plug into the connector at the left edge of the gold board.
Yes, there is no battery for it. It must be plugged into a wall power socket.
Yes, it must have a USB cable going to a computer.
Yes, it’s big (5 x 9 x 1 inches).
Yes, you have to write your own stim software, similar to HiRes or F120.
Yes, you need to write your own fitting software, similar to Soundwave.
This processor allows me to experiment with future stim strategies so that we may all hear better with our Advanced Bionics implants.