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Nucleus® Kanso® Sound Processor

An off the ear processor with single button control.1

Off-the-ear freedom

The Nucleus® Kanso® Sound Processor is the world's smallest and lightest2 off-the-ear cochlear implant sound processor.

With two microphones, you can press a single on/off button and let the advanced technology take over.

Discreet and comfortable, the Kanso sound processor lets you enjoy life with confidence

Colour options to match your personal style

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


Nucleus Kanso WhiteNucleus Kanso SilverNucleus Kanso Slate GreyNucleus Kanso Sandy BlondeNucleus Kanso Golden BlondeNucleus Kanso Chocolate BrownNucleus Kanso Copper BrownNucleus Kanso Black

Helping you have a better hearing

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"As a primary school teacher having better hearing is very important because I need to be able to hear where students' questions are coming from and answer them straight away. The Kanso [Sound Processor] allows me to do that."*1

- Alison, Cochlear™ Nucleus® Kanso Sound Processor recipient

Peace of mind

"She can be whatever she wants to be, and find who it is that she going to become. Phoebe does really well at school. She has awesome teachers. She's taken off."*1

- Cynthia, mother of Phoebe, 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.

* The Kanso Sound Processor with Aqua+ is water resistant to level IP68 of the International Standard IEC60529 when used with LR44 alkaline or nickel metal hydride disposable batteries. Refer to the relevant User Guide for more information.

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  1. Mauger SJ, Jones M, Nel E, Del Dot J. Clinical outcomes with the Nucleus Kanso off-the-ear cochlear implant sound processor. Int J Audiol. Published online 09 Jan 2017 (DOI:10.1080/14992027.2016.1265156)
  2. Cochlear Limited. D1190805. CP1000 Processor Size Comparison. 2019, Apr; Data on file.