Upgrade to the Cochlear™ Nucleus® 6 Sound Processor

Everything we’ve learned over 30 years in one tiny sound processor.

For over 30 years, thousands of Nucleus® Implant recipients like you have looked to Cochlear for innovations that can help them attain their best hearing potential. Your trust is both a privilege and a beacon always leading us to improve upon the last generation of sound processor. 

Introducing the Cochlear™ Nucleus® 6 Sound Processor

For the Nucleus 6 Sound Processor, forward compatibility also means the ability to support an extensive array of software programs and accessories to come. The concept also points to a robust microchip with five times the processing power of the industry-leading Nucleus® 5 Sound Processor, opening the door to a range of future enhancements. 

What more could you want in a sound processor? Or less. The Nucleus 6 offers the opportunity for significant cost savings during the life of the device.

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  • Notice just the capabilities, not its size.

    Cochlear made the Nucleus 6 Sound Processor an unprecedented 41% smaller* than the Nucleus Freedom Sound Processor and 22% smaller** than the Nucleus 5 Sound Processor. To boot, the Nucleus 6 Sound Processor is 24% lighter than the Nucleus Freedom Sound Processor.* Thanks to its inconspicuous size and modular design, the Nucleus 6 Sound Processor stays comfortably in place and can fit children as well as adults. And the small yet full-featured sound processor is backed by a three-year warranty because all this ability should come with durability you can trust.

    * When comparing the CP920 with Compact Rechargeable Battery configuration with the Nucleus Freedom Sound Processor with the 3-zinc air Standard Controller.
    ** When comparing the CP920 with Compact Rechargeable Battery configuration with the Nucleus 5 Sound Processor with Standard Disposable Battery configuration.
    ***Residents of Illinois, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Maine, and Louisiana: To comply with applicable laws in your state, Cochlear supplies mercury-free batteries to residents of your state.

  • The Earth is 70% Water AND 100% Yours with our Waterproof Technology.

    A water resistance rating of IP57 is your invitation to the pool without special coverings or annoying wires. The system’s special nano coating can withstand sweat, rain or splashes of water.*

    You can expand your water fun even further when you add the Aqua Accessory to your Nucleus 6 Sound Processor. With this transparent enclosure, the level of moisture protection increases from IP57 to IP68.** The Aqua Accessory opens up a whole world of water activities:

    • Swim underwater
    • Surf the waves
    • Enjoy saltwater fishing
    • Visit a water park
    • Go whitewater rafting
    • Jet ski
    • Explore the wetlands
    • Annoy the anemones on the coral reef
    • Execute a power play at water polo
    • Or just take a shower

    *The Nucleus 6 Sound Processor is water resistant to level IP57 of the International Standard IEC60529. This water protection rating means that the sound processor is not only splash resistant, but it can be submerged into three feet of still water for up to 30 minutes. This water protection only applies when you use rechargeable batteries. Not intended for swimming.

    **The Nucleus 6 Sound Processor with the Aqua Accessory is water resistant to level IP68 of the International Standard IEC60529. This water protection rating means that the sound processor with the Aqua Accessory can be continuously submerged under water to a depth of 4 meters (13 feet) for up to 2 hours. This water protection only applies when you use the Aqua Accessory and rechargeable batteries.

  • A sound processor that knows where it’s been to help you know where you’re going.

    Life moves so fast, it’s hard enough to recall everything that happened yesterday, let alone last month. Data logging does it for you by recording how your sound processor is being used every day. Your audiologist gets a more complete picture of your hearing experiences without gaps or guesswork. From now on, all adjustments can be truly evidence-based.

  • Start saving on Day 1.

    Based on our customers’ feedback, we set out to make the next sound processor system more economical to maintain.  As a result, the Nucleus 6 Sound Processor System holds the promise of lasting savings.   After your initial investment in the upgraded system, you will start seeing the long-term advantages of reduced costs for accessories, maintenance and replacement supplies, such as microphone protectors and rechargeable batteries.

    The sooner you upgrade, the sooner you’ll start enjoying maintenance costs comparatively lower than those of the Freedom and Nucleus 5 Sound Processors.

  • The hands-free way to micromanaging your hearing.

    The Nucleus 6 Sound Processor features three new automated functions that spare you the tedium of making adjustments to your hearing:

    Auto-FM: Children in a classroom and adults who prefer the extra comfort of assistive technology will be thrilled by the sensitivity of the Nucleus 6 to switch automatically to FM when it detects an FM system in the classroom or conference room. When the teacher or lecturer finishes talking through the FM system, the sound processor will automatically revert to the default program as established by the clinician.

    Auto On/Off: The Nucleus 6 Sound Processor turns on automatically when you attach a battery module and off when separated from your implant for more than 2 minutes.

    Auto-Telecoil: Thanks to another twist in wireless technology, the Nucleus 6 automatically switches the built-in telecoil On when you place the phone over your sound processor. The telecoil also automatically links with FM Neckloops and room loop systems.

  • A pantheon of options to match your lifestyle.

    Upgrading to Nucleus 6 opens up two options to accommodate the way you live: namely, the CP910 Sound Processing Unit with direct audio input and the smaller CP920 Sound Processing Unit without direct audio input. Either choice comes with enhanced tactile controls, improved coil profile, auto-FM, LED indicators and other design features for your convenience.

    Simple control or super control?
    As for remote control options, you can go compact or take full charge of your hearing. What’s your pleasure?

    Simple control: the discreet, pocketsize CR210 Remote Control has a handy display that allows you to make simple adjustments to settings, such as volume, sensitivity and telecoil without touching your sound processor.

    Advanced monitoring: Put monitoring, diagnostics and troubleshooting at your fingertips. The full-featured CR230 Remote Assistant with intuitive design and a full-color display maximizes your monitoring and management of your hearing. A troubleshooting guide is built into the Remote Assistant to enable you to easily identify and resolve issues should they arise. Do a “one-button check” to see the status of your sound processor, battery life, coil and coil cable. If you wear bilateral Nucleus 6 Sound Processors (one on each ear), you can make real-time adjustments to both sound processors. As you master your Remote Assistant, you may see a decrease in the hours you once spent consulting an audiologist for adjustments.

  • A sound processor that changes at the speed of sound.

    Sounds vary from once place to another. Think of the contrasts between a quiet street, a crowded restaurant, a symphony concert hall, and a stadium of raucous fans. Thanks to synchronized microphones working in tandem with SmartSound® Technology, you experience the full variety of sounds instantaneously in all their charm, thunder and splendor.

    • Unlike in conventional sound processors, synchronized microphones in the Nucleus 6 System focus on the direction the sounds are coming from, filtering out the noise and tuning in on what interests you.
    • Once identified, the sounds are optimized by innovative SmartSound Technology to enhance your hearing environment, including those bursting with music or cluttered by background noise.
    • If you prefer greater control of your hearing, you may adjust the sound processor with simple modifications, so you hear sounds the way you like them in any situation.

  • Increasing the ‘access’ in accessories and altering your image.

    An exciting lineup of accessories and capabilities allows you to hide your Nucleus 6 Sound Processor or style it, take your look from discreet to spectacular, play your favorite audio devices, enjoy crisp hearing around the clock, and make the right impression at other activities that once seemed out of bounds.

    Plugging in: The optional CP910 Sound Processor accommodates plug-in accessories, so you can connect to your TV or MP3 player.
    Subtle shades: Nucleus 6 Sound Processors come in a variety of colors to blend in with hair and skin tones.
    Express yourself: With a selection of sound processor and coil covers in 12 bright colors and patterns, you might choose one to match today’s outfit.
    Safe and Secure: Our specially designed Snugfit accessory keeps your sound processor safely on your or your child’s ear, even when exercising or at play.
    Custom comfort: Ergonomic comfort based on individual ear sizes is designed into our variety of soft earhooks.
    Hear all day: The Nucleus 6 was designed to use disposable batteries that last up to 60 hours.

    Of course, Cochlear uses quality and tough materials, like titanium connectors for our battery connections, for all our components and accessories, because we take seriously the “always” in “Hear now. And always.”