Kanso® Sound Processor — the smart, simple and discreet hearing solution from Cochlear™.


About Nucleus® Kanso®

With the Nucleus Kanso Sound Processor, you can have the same superior performance of Cochlear's latest behind-the-ear sound processor, while enjoying the freedom of an off-the-ear processor1. The Nucleus Kanso Sound Processor houses the same exclusive technology that adapts to your changing environment, the same double-microphone feature that accesses sound from all around you, and the same status as the smallest and lightest cochlear implant sound processor of its kind2.

What this means for you



Exclusive technologies that optimise hearing in changing, challenging environments



Truly wireless solutions conveniently stream sound to the processor, no wires attached



Off-the-ear freedom and comfort from the smallest and lightest cochlear implant sound processor of its kind on the market2

DISCREET off-the-ear freedom

Cochlear recipients who have already tried the Nucleus Kanso Sound Processor say they love how this off-the-ear sound processor 'frees your ear' compared to a behind-the-ear model.

It is the smallest and lightest off-the-ear sound processor available2. You may even forget you're wearing it.

SMART technologies

You shouldn't have to choose between optimal hearing performance and off-the-ear freedom.

The Nucleus Kanso Sound Processor features the same smart technology as Cochlear's latest behind-the-ear sound processor - such as dual-microphones and SmartSound® iQ with SCAN – so you know you're getting the same superior hearing performance1.

The Nucleus Kanso Sound Processor is the world's only off-the-ear cochlear implant sound processor to feature dual microphones3, offering better hearing performance, particularly in noisy situations1.

A range to match your hair colour

Choose the colour of your Kanso for the perfect blend. Try Kanso on with our online tool.

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SIMPLE solutions to wireless connectivity

Just like Cochlear's behind-the-ear sound processors, the Nucleus Kanso Sound Processor is also compatible with Cochlear's True Wireless™ devices.

With no need for neckloops or extra wiring, Cochlear True Wireless technology helps you enjoy clearer sound with less interference – whether on TV, at a café, or in a conference room. And thanks to the Cochlear Wireless Phone Clip, you can stay connected to family and friends as you stream calls and music from a wide range of Bluetooth® devices.


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Kanso is the discreet hearing solution like no other

Kanso, discover the joy of hearing

"Since having the Kanso, I feel a lot more confident. I'm not self-conscious and life is easy again. I love everything about it." – Alison V, Kanso recipient since 2015

A moment of joy discovered by Kanso.

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