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.


From catching up with a friend over coffee, enjoying a family celebration, to a classroom or office discussion, life is full of opportunities to engage with others.

Whether you prefer the Nucleus 8 Sound Processor which sits behind the ear, or the Nucleus Kanso 2 Sound Processor which sits off the ear, we offer a choice of sound processors designed make it easier for you to connect, communicate and hear each moment.1-5

Learn more about Nucleus sound processors and the different options and features available.

"When I talk about ‘be everything you can be’, I think that the cochlear implant gives us a chance. With it, we can hear more voices, do more things, communicate with people and be connected with the world."*1

- Liu, Cochlear™ Nucleus® System recipient


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 follow the directions for use. Not all products are available in all countries. Please contact your local Cochlear representative for product information.

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*1 Views expressed are those of the individual. Consult your health professional to determine if you are a candidate for Cochlear technology.


  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 Journey Of Audiology. 2014, Aug; 53(8): 564-576. [Sponsored by Cochlear].
  2. Mauger S, Jones M, Nel E, Del Dot J. Clinical outcomes with the Kanso™ off- the-ear cochlear implant sound processor. International Journal Of Audiology. 2017, Jan 9; 1-10. [Sponsored by Cochlear].
  3. Wolfe J, Parkinson A, Schafer E, Gilden J, Rehwinkel K, Gannaway S, et al. Benefit of a Commercially Available Cochlear Implant Processor With Dual- Microphone Beamforming: A Multi-Center Study. Otology And Neurotology. 2012; 33(4): 553-560. [Sponsored by Cochlear].

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