Nucleus® smartphone compatibility

Adults and children connect with the people they love and the world around them – all from a compatible Apple or Android™ device*.

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What you'll find on this page

  • The benefits of direct smartphone connectivity.
  • What the Nucleus® Smart App offers.
  • How Hearing Tracker and Find my Processor offer peace of mind.

Connect like never before

The Cochlear™ Nucleus® 7 and Kanso® 2 Sound Processors are the only cochlear implant sound processors with built-in technology that allow to stream sound directly from a compatible Apple or Android™ device* - without the need for any attachments to the sound processor.

This means that adults and children can stream their favourite movies, TV shows, music and more directly to their sound processor without sacrificing size, comfort or battery life.

Convenient control with the Nucleus Smart App

The Nucleus® Smart App is designed specifically for the Nucleus 7 and Kanso 2 Sound Processors to provide recipients with a convenient and easy way to tailor their hearing to their personal preferences, all from a compatible Apple or Android smartphone* or Apple Watch^.

With the Nucleus Smart App, it is quick and easy to:

  • Access personalised hearing information with the Hearing Tracker.

  • Quickly change programs or volume and check battery life without carrying a separate Remote Control.
  • Get help finding a sound processor if it gets misplaced.
  • Start wireless streaming to Cochlear True Wireless™ accessories.
  • Fine tune individual's hearing experience by adjusting master bass, volume and treble.
  • Set up notifications to alert the recipient if the coil is off.

Nucleus Smart App with Apple Watch

  1. Connect and adjust settings
  2. Locate a misplaced sound processor
  3. Nucleus Smart App compatible with Apple Watch

To experience all the features of the Nucleus Smart App, download for free via the Apple App Store or the Google Play store.

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Peace of mind with Find My Processor and Hearing Tracker

We all misplace things or forget where we put them. With the Nucleus Smart App, it is easy to locate a lost Nucleus 7 or Kanso 2 Sound Processor using the GPS functionality that tells the last location where the sound processor had contact with recipient's compatible smartphone.

Another feature in the Nucleus Smart App is the Hearing Tracker. This feature provides direct access to important information such as time when the coil is off# and the amount of time speech is detected. For parents and carers, this helps measure that their loved one is using the device, especially when they are not with them.

The Hearing Tracker information, along with the built-in data logging functionality of the sound processor, helps hearing health professional troubleshoot and make adjustments.

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* For compatibility information and devices visit and

^ The Nucleus Smart App is available for watch OS 6 and later. For a list of compatible devices visit

* The Nucleus 7 and Kanso 2 Sound Processors are compatible with Apple and Android devices. For a list of compatible devices visit

# The 'Coil off' data in the Hearing Tracker within the Nucleus Smart App is not available for Nucleus 22 implant recipients.

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The Cochlear Nucleus Smart App is available on App Store and Google Play. For compatibility information visit

For a list of compatible Apple and Android devices go to