Nucleus® 6 Sound Processor

The small, light sound processor that delivers seamless connectivity and enhanced hearing performance.

Get the most from your hearing

The Nucleus® 6 Sound Processor includes SmartSound® iQ with SCAN technology, a feature that helps you understand speech1 so you focus on what's being said.

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Pick your colour

The Nucleus 6 Sound Processor comes in five colours, so you can choose the shade that best matches your preference.


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Taking the hard work out of hearing

"The [Nucleus] 6 has given me the greatest thing I’ve ever asked for: just to hear music coming from my daughter."

- Sue G, Cochlear™ Nucleus® 6 recipient, Australia

Confidence comes from clarity

"I use the Phone Clip. In a weird way, you don't notice it. It's what it should be."

- Sandy B, Cochlear™ Nucleus® 6 Hybrid™ recipient, USA

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Support for a lifetime

Cochlear is your partner for a lifetime of hearing. We have personalised tools and resources you can get at any time. We provide fast and convenient service, we answer your questions, and we help you get the most from your Cochlear device.


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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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*  Please seek advice from your medical practitioner or health professional about treatments for hearing loss. They will be able to advise on a suitable solution for the hearing loss condition. All products should be used only as directed by your medical practitioner or health professional. Not all products are available in all countries.

** The Nucleus 6 Sound Processor with Aqua+ and Aqua+ Coil is water resistant to level IP68 of the International Standard IEC60529 when you use a Cochlear Standard Rechargeable Battery Module or Cochlear Compact Rechargeable Battery Module. Refer to the relevant User Guide for more information.


  1. Mauger SJ, Warren C, Knight M, Goorevich M, Nel E. 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].

  2. Gifford R, Davis T, Sunderhaus L et al. Combined Electric and Acoustic Stimulation with Hearing Preservation: Effect of Cochlear Implant Low-Frequency Cutoff on Speech Understanding and Perceived Listening Difficulty. Ear Hear. (2017 Sep/Oct); 38(5):539-553.