Keeping your device in place

Adults and children can discover their sound options for securing their sound processor to help them focus on the activities they love.

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What you'll find on this page

  • How to secure Cochlear™ Nucleus® sound processors.
  • How to secure Cochlear Baha® sound processors.

Extra security when it is needed

We design sound processors to be comfortable and secure no matter what people are doing.

But sometimes, they want reassurance that they won't lose their sound processor, especially during high-energy activities like skiing or playing football. Or maybe they're a parent who wants peace of mind that their child won't lose his or her sound processor.

Cochlear accessories can help keep an individual's sound processor in place.

Nucleus® 8 Sound Processor options

Image of the accessories for the Nucleus 7 Sound Processor: 1. Snugfit, 2. Koala Clip, 3. Safety Cord, 4. Earhook

  1. Snugfit: for a firmer fit on the ear, especially for active adults and children. Available in three sizes.
  2. Koala Clip: clip-on retention for babies and younger children.
  3. Safety Cord: a convenient way to prevent losing a sound processor if it comes off an individual's ear.
  4. Earhook: comfortably secures the sound processor to an individual's ear.
  5. Hugfit™: soft, flexible silicone band to help secure the sound processor. Available in 5 sizes.
  6. Paediatric Headband: designed to help keep the Nucleus 8 Sound Processor more securely on the child's head.

Nucleus Kanso® 2 Sound Processor options

Image of the accessories for the Nucleus Kanso Sound Processor: 1. Alligator Clip with long safety line, 2. Hair Clip with short safety line

  1. The Cochlear Safety Line Hair Clip connects to a Safety Line. It is a more discreet retention option.
  2. Cochlear Safety Lines reduce the risk of losing the sound processor. They connect to the socket of an individual's Kanso 2 Sound Processor. Available in short, long and short loop variants.
  3. The Cochlear Headband has been designed to help keep the Kanso 2 Sound Processor more securely on an individual's head. It can be worn with one or two Kanso 2 Sound Processors.
  4. The Kanso Halo accessory is an optional retention accessory for the Kanso 2 Sound Processor. Designed to be used with the Cochlear™ Safety Line with Hair Clips (short double loop), the two attachment points provide extra security during activity.

Baha® sound processor options

Baha 5 Power and Baha 5 SuperPower accessories

The Baha 5 Power Sound Processor retention options include:

  • Alligator Clip with long safety line: attaches to clothing to reduce the risk of losing an individual's sound processor.*


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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* Retention lines longer than the Safety Line (standard length) are not recommended for use by children as they may present a risk of strangulation.