Nucleus Sound Processors

Nucleus Sound Processor Portfolio: Small, Smart and Simple

Whether a patient prefers a device that sits off-the-ear such as the Nucleus® Kanso® 2 Sound Processor, or one that sits behind-the-ear, like the Nucleus 8 Sound Processor, they will find a Cochlear™ processor to suit them.

A more connected world

Cochlear is proud of our commitment to connecting your patients to the world. Whether it's the Nucleus 8, Kanso 2, or a legacy processor, your patients can experience the proven benefits of streaming sound directly to their sound processor.1-3

This means the convenience of streaming* phone calls, video, music, entertainment, online rehabilitation and educational apps directly to the sound processor without needing extra accessories and cables.

*The Cochlear Nucleus 8 Sound Processor and the Nucleus Smart App are compatible with Apple and Android devices. For compatibility information visit:


  1. Warren C, Nel E, Boyd P. Controlled comparative clinical trial of hearing benefit outcomes for users of the Cochlear™ Nucleus 7 Sound Processor with mobile connectivity. Cochlear Implants Int. 2019 May; 20(3):116–126.
  2. Wolfe J, et al. Evaluation of a wireless audio streaming accessory to improve mobile telephone performance of cochlear implant users. International Journal of Audiology. 2016;55(2):75-82.
  3. Wolfe J, et al. Improving hearing performance for cochlear implant recipients with use of a digital, wireless, remote-microphone, audio-streaming accessory. J Am Acad Audiol. 2015 Jun;26(6):532-9.