How to use ForwardFocus to help you hear your best in noisy situations

Feel part of every conversation and immerse yourself in the moment. With ForwardFocus*, your Nucleus® 8 Sound Processor more powerfully reduces unwanted background noise, so you can better hear the face-to-face conversation.1

Learn how to operate ForwardFocus using the Nucleus Smart App and how to get the most from this feature.


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*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.


  1. Cochlear Limited. D1964109 CLTD5804 Clinical Investigation Report – Feb 2022.