Kanso 2 upgrade

The Cochlear Kanso® 2 is Cochlear's next-generation off-the-ear cochlear implant sound processor.

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Product information


The Cochlear Kanso® 2 is Cochlear's next-generation off-the-ear cochlear implant sound processor.

It combines our latest connectivity features and hearing performance technology1-4 with a comfortable, simple and durable all-in-one design. The first off-the-ear sound processor to offer smartphone compatibility and direct streaming, Kanso 2 also features a built-in rechargeable battery and improved dust and water resistance for added peace of mind.

From the office to the classroom to the dinner table, the Kanso 2 Sound Processor uses hearing performance technologies like SmartSound®  iQ with SCAN, ForwardFocus§ and dual microphones to help you hear your best in different situations and environments. It also offers the latest in connectivity to help you connect to the people you love and the world we live in, with the Nucleus®  Smart App and direct streaming from compatible Apple®  and Android  devices.||

Small, compact and available in a range of colors to match your personal style, it’s designed to be discreet and so comfortable you’ll barely notice you’re wearing it.


Product colors

Black, Chocolate Brown, Sandy Blonde, Silver, Slate Grey

What's included

1 Sound Processor

2 Magnets

1 Retention Accessories

1 Home Charger

1 CR310 Remote Control

1 Microfibre cloth

1 Screwdriver and brush

1 SoftWear Pads (pack of 5)

1 Socket Cover

1 Charger Plug Pack 

2 Microphone Covers


* The Kanso 2 Sound Processor is compatible with the Nucleus Profile Series, CI500 Series, CI24RE (Freedom) Series, CI24R, and CI24M implants. The Kanso 2 Sound Processor will not be compatible with the Nucleus® 22 (N22) Implant.

† The Kanso 2 Sound Processor is dust and water resistant to level of IP68 of the International Standard IEC60529. The Kanso 2 Sound Processor with Aqua+ is dust and water resistant to level of IP68 of the International Standard IEC60529. This water protection rating means that the sound processor with the Aqua+ can be continuously submerged under water to a depth of up to 3 meters (9 feet and 9 inches) for up to 2 hours. The Aqua+ accessory should be used when participating in prolonged water activities.

§ ForwardFocus can only be enabled by a hearing implant specialist. It should only be activated for users 12 years and older who are able to reliably provide feedback on sound quality and understand how to use the feature when moving to different or changing environments. It may be possible to have decreased speech understanding when using ForwardFocus in a quiet environment.

|| The Cochlear Kanso 2 Sound Processor is compatible with Apple and Android devices, for compatibility information visit www.cochlear.com/compatibility. The Cochlear Nucleus Smart App is available on App Store and Google Play. For compatibility information visit www.cochlear.com/compatibility

1. Mauger SJ, et al. Clinical evaluation of the Nucleus 6 cochlear implant system: performance improvements with SmartSound iQ. International Journal Of Audiology. 2014, Aug; 53(8): 564-576. [Sponsored by Cochlear]. Mauger SJ, et al.

2. Clinical outcomes with the Kanso off-the-ear cochlear implant sound processor. Int J Audiol.Published online 09 Jan 2017 (DOI:10.1080/14992027.2016.1265156).

3. Wolfe J, et al. Benefits of Adaptive Signal Processing in a Commercially Available Cochlear Implant Sound Processor. Otol Neurotol. 2015 Aug;36(7):1181-90.

4. Cochlear Ltd. D1660797. CP1150 Sound Processor Interim Clinical Investigation Report. 2020; Jan. Data on file.

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