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Nucleus® Kanso® Sound Processor

A discreet, off-the-ear sound processor that is smart and easy to use.

Off-the-ear freedom

The Nucleus® Kanso® Sound Processor is the world's smallest and lightest1 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 personal styles

The Nucleus Kanso Sound Processor comes in eight colours, so adults and children can choose the shade that best matches their preference.


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

Hear well everywhere, every day

"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."

- Alison, Cochlear™ implant recipient 

Peace of mind for parents

"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."

- Cynthia, mother of Phoebe, Cochlear™ implant recipient 

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Upgrading a device

If an adult or child is already a Cochlear customer and they'd like more information about upgrades, we're here to help.


Want to learn more?

Request an information guide about Kanso Sound Processor today.


This material is intended for health professionals. If you are a consumer, 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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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. Cochlear Limited. D1190805. CP1000 Processor Size Comparison. 2019, Apr; Data on file.