What you'll find on this page
- An overview of when it's time to upgrade your sound processor.
- Some of the benefits of upgrading.
- How to start the upgrade process.
Cochlear technology is always evolving. We constantly work to improve sound processors to deliver clearer sound and new capabilities. For example, our newest processors offer improved noise filtering and the ability to stream to iPhones.1
Whether you got your first processor decades ago or only recently, by upgrading your sound processor you can enjoy the benefits of advances in technology without the need for additional surgery.
When should you upgrade your sound processor?
Apart from personal reasons, there are other circumstances where you might choose to upgrade your sound processor.
You need better hearing performance
New technology and features in sound processors could provide improvements to your hearing that would benefit your quality of life. This could be a sufficient reason for an upgrade.
Your sound processor becomes irreparably damaged or lost
Should you or a loved one lose or irreparably damage a sound processor and a replacement is no longer available, you'll need to upgrade to a newer generation of your device.
End of product life
Your hearing clinic or health insurance provider may
How to upgrade
If you want to start the upgrade process, talk to your hearing health professional. They'll let you know what to do next.