Nucleus® System Sound Processors

The Cochlear Nucleus Sound Processors - Options As Unique As You Are

Valerie, a cochlear implant recipient, with daughter

The Cochlear Nucleus® Sound Processor plays a critical role in providing you access to sound. The Sound Processor captures and processes the sound in order to pass the cleanest signal to the implant and provide you access to the sounds you're missing.

As part of our promise to help you “Hear now. And always”, we design our sound processors so you will be able to upgrade to future technologies without the need for additional surgery and to help you hear your best today and into the future.

Wearing Options So You Hear The Way You Want

We offer a choice of sound processors to fit your lifestyle and your wearing preference. These options include the behind-the-ear Nucleus® 7 Sound Processor, Nucleus 7 Sound Processor with Hybrid Hearing and the off-the-ear Kanso® Sound Processor. All of these sound processor options provide proven hearing performance to help ensure you always hear your best.

Nucleus® 7 Sound Processor


A behind-the-ear solution for severe to profound hearing loss

Nucleus® 7 Sound Processor with Hybrid Hearing


Combination of amplification and cochlear implant technology in one device

Kanso® Sound Processor


An off-the-ear solution for severe to profound hearing loss

Unique Features of the Nucleus Sound Processors

First and Only Made for iPhone Cochlear Implant Sound Processor¹


Thanks to Made for iPhone compatibility in the Nucleus 7 Sound Processor, you can conveniently connect to the people you love by streaming phone calls directly to your sound processor and also enjoy music and videos.

You can also take control of your hearing from the palm of your hand with the Nucleus® Smart App that allows you to:

  • Adjust settings and change programs
  • Access personalized hearing information with the Hearing Tracker
  • Monitor battery life
  • Locate a missing sound processor

If you use an Android™ device or any other smartphone, you can stream phone calls, music and more directly to your Nucleus 7 Sound Processor by using the True Wireless™ Phone Clip. You can also control the Nucleus 7 Sound Processor by using the Remote Control that is included with new systems.

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¹The Nucleus 7 Sound Processor is compatible with iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone SE, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5, iPad Pro (12.9-inch), iPad Pro (9.7-inch), iPad Air 2, iPad Air, iPad mini 4, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 2, iPad mini, iPad (4th generation) and iPod touch (6th generation) using iOS 10.0 or later. The Nucleus Smart App is compatible with iPhone 5 (or later) and iPod 6th generation devices (or later) running iOS 10.0 or later. Apple, the Apple logo, FaceTime, Made for iPad logo, Made for iPhone logo, Made for iPod logo, iPhone, iPad Pro, iPad Air, iPad mini, iPad and iPod touch are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. App Store is a service mark of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. Information accurate as of July 2017.

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Enjoy True Wireless Freedom

The Nucleus® Sound Processors can introduce you to a whole new wireless world with our 2.4 GHz Cochlear True Wireless technology. You can watch TV, talk on your smartphone and hear speech and conversation – all without the constraints of wires or bulky neck-worn components that you find with less advanced wireless systems.

True Wireless supported device types

Swim, Soak and Splash with the Nucleus Sound
Processors and Aqua+

The Nucleus® Sound Processors let you experience the outdoors or relax in the bath. All with added peace of mind. The Nucleus 7 and Kanso Sound Processors are highly water resistant and can both be waterproof when used with the Nucleus® Aqua+ accessories.

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Smart Sound® iQ

Sound Processors That Adapt To Your World - Automatically

 

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Data Logging

Sound Processors That Can Tell You Where They've Been

Pie chart displaying data logging for sound processors

5 Year Warranty

Best In Class Warranty
 

Best in class 5 year warranty

Cochlear Connections

Meet others whose lives have been changed with a Cochlear Implant.

The Kanso® Sound Processor

The Kanso® Sound Processor is our off-the-ear hearing solution designed to be so discreet and comfortable you may even forget you’re wearing it. The Kanso Sound Processor comes in a range of eight color options so you can choose the color that best matches your hair so people will hardly notice it. In addition, the Kanso Sound Processor provides the same hearing experience as a behind-the-ear sound processor1 to help provide your best hearing, even in challenging, noisy environments. This includes dual microphones, SmartSound® iQ* with SCAN technologies and our True Wireless™ connectivity.

1. Jones, Marian, Mauger, Stefan. Cochlear® Clinical Investigation Report. Acceptance of the CP950/KANSO sound processor with experienced CP810/CP900 series BTE sound processor participants. Version 1.0. Clinical Investigation Plan Number CLTD5591 v.5. Windchill No. 582225. CIR D1072418. Aug 12, 2016.
*SNR-NR and WNR are approved for use with any recipient ages 6 years and older, who is able to 1) complete objective speech perception testing in quiet and in noise in order to determine and document performance 2) report a preference for different program settings.

 

The Nucleus® 7 Sound Processor


The Cochlear™ Nucleus® 7 Sound Processor is the world’s first and only Made for iPhone cochlear implant sound processor¹. With the Nucleus 7 Sound Processor, you can control your hearing and conveniently connect to the people you love and the world around you by streaming phone calls, music and videos directly to your smartphone. It’s our smallest and lightest² behind-the-ear hearing solution that combines comfort with our most advanced sound processing technologies including dual, synchronized microphones and SmartSound® iQ** with SCAN to help you hear your best in every situation.

You can also benefit from our True Wireless™ accessories to help you hear better in noisy environments like a restaurant or business meeting. And, if you use an Android™ device or any other smartphone, you can stream phone calls, music and more directly to your Nucleus 7 Sound Processor by using the True Wireless™ Phone Clip.

**SNR-NR and WNR are approved for use with any recipient ages 6 years and older, who is able to 1) complete objective speech perception testing in quiet and in noise in order to determine and document performance 2) report a preference for different program settings.

The Nucleus 7 Sound Processor is compatible with iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone SE, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5, iPad Pro (12.9-inch), iPad Pro (9.7-inch), iPad Air 2, iPad Air, iPad mini 4, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 2, iPad mini, iPad (4th generation) and iPod touch (6th generation) using iOS 10.0 or later. The Nucleus Smart App is compatible with iPhone 5 (or later) and iPod 6th generation devices (or later) running iOS 10.0 or later. Apple, the Apple logo, FaceTime, Made for iPad logo, Made for iPhone logo, Made for iPod logo, iPhone, iPad Pro, iPad Air, iPad mini, iPad and iPod touch are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. App Store is a service mark of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. Information accurate as of July 2017.

Android is a registered trademark of Google Inc.

1.Apple Inc. Use Made for iPhone hearing aids [Internet]. Apple support. 2017 [cited 24 February 2017]. Available from: ‬https://support.apple.com/en-au/HT201466.‬‬‬‬‬‬
2.Cochlear Limited. D1190805. CP1000 Processor Size Comparison. 2017, Mar; Data on file.



Nucleus 7® Sound Processor with Hybrid Hearing


The Nucleus 7 Sound Processor with Hybrid Hearing* amplifies the natural low-frequency hearing you have after surgery with an acoustic component that can be placed at the tip of the sound processor while providing you access to the high-frequency sounds you're missing using our innovative cochlear implant technology, for a richer hearing experience. Hybrid Hearing is compatible with our wide Nucleus Electrode portfolio.

If you experience ski-slope hearing loss where you have normal to moderate low-frequency hearing before surgery, but severe to profound high-frequency hearing loss, the Cochlear™ Nucleus Hybrid Implant System may be a solution. The Hybrid System uses a special electrode** that is designed to preserve your low-frequency hearing and it's the first FDA-approved electrode of it's kind.

The Nucleus 7 Sound Processor with Hybrid Hearing also includes our most innovative technologies to provide your best hearing performance, including Made for iPhone direct connectivity, synchronized dual microphones and SmartSound® iQ** with SCAN.

*The Acoustic Component should only be used when behavioral audiometric thresholds can be obtained and the recipient can provide feedback regarding sound quality.

*The Hybrid L24 Implant is approved in the US only for adults 18 and older.

†SNR-NR and WNR are approved for use with any recipient ages 6 years and older, who is able to 1) complete objective speech perception testing in quiet and in noise in order to determine and document performance 2) report a preference for different program settings.

The Nucleus 7 Sound Processor is compatible with iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone SE, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5, iPad Pro (12.9-inch), iPad Pro (9.7-inch), iPad Air 2, iPad Air, iPad mini 4, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 2, iPad mini, iPad (4th generation) and iPod touch (6th generation) using iOS 10.0 or later. The Nucleus Smart App is compatible with iPhone 5 (or later) and iPod 6th generation devices (or later) running iOS 10.0 or later. Apple, the Apple logo, FaceTime, Made for iPad logo, Made for iPhone logo, Made for iPod logo, iPhone, iPad Pro, iPad Air, iPad mini, iPad and iPod touch are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. App Store is a service mark of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. Information accurate as of July 2017.

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A Sound Processor That Adapts To Your World – Automatically

Every place is different, with different sounds. You’re constantly moving into different listening environments, and you want your sound processor to adapt to all of them – effortlessly. Our SmartSound® iQ* and dual-microphone technologies are designed to do just that.

The Nucleus Sound Processors have a Scene Classifier that automatically scans your surroundings and identifies the listening environment as one of six scenes. SmartSound iQ then adjusts the setting for that scene to provide you optimal hearing for that situation without the need for manual adjustments to the sound processor.

*SNR-NR and WNR are approved for use with any recipient ages 6 years and older, who is able to 1) complete objective speech perception testing in quiet and in noise in order to determine and document performance 2) report a preference for different program settings. SCAN is FDA approved for use with any recipient age 6 years old and older, to be used at the discretion of the recipient/parent/caregiver.

A Processor So Smart It Can Tell You Where It’s Been

It can be hard to remember what happened yesterday, let alone the last month. With data logging that is featured in both the Nucleus® 7 and Kanso® Sound Processors, you don't have to. It records exactly how your sound processor is being used every day. It fills in all the gaps, so your audiologist gets a more complete picture of your hearing experiences and makes any necessary adjustments so you can hear your best.

For parents, the data logging functionality provides added confidence that your child is hearing their best at all times. Key information about your child's Nucleus® System can be downloaded by your audiologist for evaluation. This allows the audiologist to know how the system is being used and if it's being used correctly, especially when you cannot be with your child.

5 year, No Questions Asked Warranty*

You can worry less with the most comprehensive warranty out there. In keeping with our promise to “Hear now. And always”, your Nucleus® System comes with a no questions asked 5 year warranty.*

The 5 year warranty covers your:

✓ Sound processor ✓Magnet
✓ Coil ✓Remote
✓Cable ✓Battery Holder & Cover