Nucleus® System Sound Processors

The Cochlear Nucleus Sound Processors - Small and Smart

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.

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® 6 Sound Processor, Nucleus 6 Sound Processor with Hybrid Hearing and the off-the-ear Kanso™ Sound Processor. All sound processors include our most advanced technology to help you hear your best.

Kanso™ Sound Processor


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

Nucleus® 6 Sound Processor


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

Nucleus® 6 Sound Processor with Hybrid Hearing


For high frequency hearing loss

Features of the Nucleus® Sound Processors

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 lets you experience the outdoors or relax in the bath. All with added peace of mind. The Nucleus 6 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

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® 6 Sound Processor

The Cochlear™ Nucleus® 6 Sound Processor is the smallest behind-the-ear sound processor in the industry.* It’s light and comfortable on the ear so you can wear it all day without worry. The Nucleus 6 Sound Processor features our most advanced sound processing technologies, including dual, synchronized microphones and SmartSound® iQ** with SCAN to help you hear your best in every situation. The Nucleus 6 Sound Processor also features our True Wireless™ technology to help you hear better on the phone, in the car, at work and while watching TV. It even includes a built-in telecoil to help you hear better in looped environments.

*With compact rechargeable battery.

**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.

Nucleus 6® Sound Processor with Hybrid Hearing

Cochlear was the first company to offer a Hybrid™ Hearing* solution that uses your natural hearing and provides access to the sounds you’re missing in a single device. The Nucleus 6 Sound Processor with Hybrid Hearing amplifies your natural low-frequency hearing with an Acoustic Component that is located at the tip of the sound processor and placed in your ear canal, similar to how a hearing aid works. At the same time, the Nucleus 6 Sound Processor transfers sounds to the cochlear implant to provide access to the sounds you’re missing, using our most innovative technologies including 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.

**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.

See what the experts have to say about the Cochlear™ Nucleus® Hybrid Implant System+


 

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

 

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 an 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, 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