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Nucleus® Kanso® Sound Processor

A discreet, off-the-ear sound processor that is smart and easy to use.

Off-the-ear freedom

The Nucleus® Kanso® Sound Processor is the world's smallest and lightest1,2 off-the-ear sound processor.

It's the only off-the-ear cochlear implant sound processor with two microphones. Just press a single on/off button and let the advanced technology take over.

Discreet and comfortable, the Kanso sound processor lets you enjoy life with confidence.

Colour options to match your personal style

The Nucleus Kanso Sound Processor comes in eight colours, so you can choose the shade that best matches your preference.


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Hear your best everywhere, every day

"As a primary school teacher having better hearing is very important because I need to be able to hear where students' questions are coming from and answer them straight away. The Kanso allows me to do that."

- Alison V, Cochlear™ Nucleus® Kanso recipient, Australia

Peace of mind for parents

"She can be whatever she wants to be, and find who it is that she going to become. Phoebe does really well at school. She has awesome teachers. She's taken off."

- Cynthia S, mother of Phoebe, Cochlear™ Nucleus® recipient, USA


Please seek advice from your health professional about treatments for hearing loss. Outcomes may vary, and your health professional will advise you about the factors which could affect your outcome. Always read the instructions for use. Not all products are available in all countries. Please contact your local Cochlear representative for product information.

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* The Kanso Sound Processor with Aqua+ is water resistant to level IP68 of the International Standard IEC60529 when used with LR44 alkaline or nickel metal hydride disposable batteries. Refer to the relevant User Guide for more information.

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  1. Cochlear Limited. CP950 Kanso Sound Processor User Guide. Data on file, July 2016.

  2. MED-EL. Rondo. The World’s First CI Single-Unit Processor. [PDFInternet] [as of August 2016]. Available from: