What you'll find on this page
- Why two microphones are better than one.
- How SmartSound® iQ with SCAN* technology adapts to your environment.
- How data logging helps your hearing health professional.
Our technology makes hearing easier — especially in noise
Every day you're moving through different hearing environments. Your sound processor should give you the best possible hearing, no matter where you are.
Cochlear™ Nucleus® sound processors feature our latest smart sound processing technology to help you automatically adjust your hearing in any surrounding.
dual microphones to help filter out background noise
automatic sound processing to help make hearing easier
technology that helps you hear more clearly during face-to-face conversations when there's background noise
data logging to give your hearing health professional information about how you use your device for possible program adjustments.
Two synchronised microphones help filter out background noise
Having more than one microphone on your sound processor can help you focus on what you want to hear.
Cochlear's dual-microphones deliver better hearing performance compared to a single microphone.1 The two microphones help automatically filter background noise, so you hear more of what you want.
Sound processors that adapt to your environment – automatically
Our SmartSound iQ function with SCAN* technology is designed to replicate natural hearing. It captures sound and adapts to your environment without the need for manual adjustments.
How it works:
- Dual microphones capture and filter sound.
- The industry's first automatic scene classifier, SCAN, analyses your surroundings and identifies the listening environment as one of six scenes, such as quiet, noisy or windy.
- The SmartSound® iQ function then automatically optimises the sound and adjusts the setting for different hearing conditions to provide your best hearing.
The Nucleus 7 Sound Processor also features ForwardFocus** function — an option designed to help you hear better in challenging environments.
Once your hearing health professional enables ForwardFocus, you switch it on through your Smart App when you want to reduce noise coming from behind and focus on the conversation in front of you.
Data logging: vital information for your hearing health professional
Life is busy. Some days it's tough to remember how you're using your sound processor. But data logging technology automatically tracks usage and records the information.
Your hearing health professional can review the data for trends and important information that shows how the system is working for you.
They can make any adjustments accordingly, to be sure you're always hearing your best.
For parents, data logging adds confidence that your child is getting the most benefit from their Nucleus system.
It also means your hearing health professional can download information about your child’s hearing, such as:
how many hours per day they're using the cochlear implant
the different sound environments they experience in a day
the volume levels they use throughout the day.
Track how you or your child hears
Another special feature of the Nucleus Smart App+, the Hearing Tracker feature, gives you direct access to your usage information. This is available with the Nucleus 7 Sound Processor.
With the Hearing Tracker in the Nucleus Smart App, you can monitor important information about how you or your child is hearing with the sound processor.
Some benefits to the Hearing Tracker include:
Time in speech: The amount of time you hear in speaking environments is a goal that helps you monitor how you're using your sound processor.
The Hearing Tracker monitors you or your child's time in a speaking environment and more easily tracks your time in speech against your goal.
Coil Offs: This is the number of times the Nucleus 7 Sound Processor coil was disconnected on a given day, telling you how many times it was removed.
It's helpful to establish a baseline number of coil offs to try and minimise them. For parents, you can monitor how often your child disconnects their sound processor.