Nucleus® Sound Processors

Benefit from award-winning technology* that can help you hear your best, connect to people you love and experience a world of possibilities.


Life is full of opportunities to connect with the world around you and engage with others. From having coffee with a friend, enjoying a family celebration, attending a concert or taking an important call for work, your hearing is important to all of life's moments. 

Our Nucleus Sound Processors are designed to make life easier for you. Whether you prefer the Nucleus 8, a behind-the-ear processor or the Kanso 2, an off-the-ear processor, we can help you connect and communicate and hear every moment.1-5

Learn more about the  Nucleus Sound Processors, and find the one that best fits your lifestyle and wearing preference.

“The technology that Cochlear has, nobody else has.”

- Father of Oscar H. - Nucleus® recipient


Views expressed by Cochlear recipients and hearing health providers are those of the individual. Consult your hearing health provider to determine if you are a candidate for cochlear technology and to understand the associated risks and benefits. Individual results may vary.

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