Introducing the Cochlear™ Nucleus® Kanso® 2 Sound Processor

Our latest off-the-ear sound processor is designed to fit your life and help you hear your best so you can connect with the people you love.

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Designed to fit in with your life

  • The Kanso 2 is designed to be so discrete and comfortable you may even forget you’re wearing it.1 You can adjust your hearing with the technology you already use every day, such as a compatible± Apple or Android device, so there is no need to carry a separate remote.

  • With a built-in rechargeable battery, you can feel confident you won’t miss a moment and you won’t need to worry about changing batteries.

  • Don’t sweat it! This Kanso 2 has an impressive water resistance rating, giving you the freedom to live an active lifestyle all day, every day. Add the aqua accessory and confidently enjoy a day at the pool or beach with your family and friends.*

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Designed to help you hear your best

Use ForwardFocus, a clinician enabled feature, to reduce noise coming from behind you to help you hear your best in noisy listening environments.

Connect with the people you love, listen to your favorite music or make a call for work all by sending the sound directly from your compatible smartphone to your sound processor.

Control your device settings and functions, view your hearing progress and even locate your sound processor, in the unlikely event it is misplaced, with the Nucleus Smart App.

Compare your sound processor to the Kanso 2

Wondering how your current device compares to the latest technology? Use our comparison tool to learn the differences.

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Are you wondering what life with a new sound processor may be like?

With new technology comes new things to learn. For some this can be exciting, for others this can feel overwhelming. We have a variety of tools and services to help you feel confident and comfortable using your new technology. Rest assured, we will be with you every step of the way.

Are you ready to take the next step in your hearing?

“I feel like some people may be hesitant because they think it’s going to be a long, cumbersome process. Cochlear was great at explaining things and walking me through the process.”

Jennifer - Nucleus® recipient

If you have been using your current sound processor less than 5 years, we have options to help you access our latest technology.

Call 833-905-1512 or enter the information below to start your order!

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If you are ready to place an order using your insurance, having the following items ready will allow us to process your order more efficiently.

  • Name, address, email address, date of birth

  • Audiologist name, clinic name

  • Insurance name and member ID number

  • Emergency contact (not living in household)

Our team will follow up with you via email to complete your order.

If you are a current Nucleus recipient and have recently upgraded your sound processor, Cochlear offers a 90-day return and exchange period on all upgrade orders. Within this period, upgrades can be returned for full credit, or exchanged for another compatible sound processor.


The Kanso 2 Sound Processor is compatible with the Nucleus Profile Plus, Nucleus Profile Series, CI500 Series, CI24RE (Freedom) Series, CI24R and CI24M implants. The Kanso 2 Sound Processor will not be compatible with the Nucleus® 22 (N22) Implant due to the Kanso 2 Sound Processor's size and coil type

1Cochlear Ltd. D1190805 Sound Processor Size Comparison. 2020; March. Data on file. *The Kanso 2 Sound Processor is dust and water resistant to level of IP68 of the International Standard IEC60529. The Kanso 2 Sound Processor with Aqua+ is dust and water resistant to level of IP68 of the International Standard IEC60529. This water protection rating means that the sound processor with the Aqua+ can be continuously submerged under water to a depth of up to 3 meters (9 feet and 9 inches) for up to two hours. The Aqua+ accessory should be used with participating in prolonged water activities. †ForwardFocus can only be enabled by a hearing implant specialist. It should only be activated for users 12 years and older who are able to reliably provide feedback on sound quality and understand how to use the feature when moving to different or changing environments. It may be possible to have decreased speech understanding when using ForwardFocus in a quiet environment. ‡The Kanso 2 Sound Processor is compatible with Apple and Android devices. For a list of compatible devices visit

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