Nucleus upgrade benefits

Our Nucleus Sound Processors are innovative and built to provide you options that meet your lifestyle. Learn more about our new processors and the upgrade process.

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What you will find on this page

  • Learn about the Nucleus 7® and Kanso® 2 Sound Processors
  • Compare your current sound processor with the latest technology

Designed to help you hear your best

Our latest technology is designed to help you hear your best in any environment.1-5 You may prefer a behind-the-ear sound processor or be thinking about a more discreet off-the-ear device. Either way, the Cochlear Nucleus® 7 and Kanso® 2 Sound Processors are designed to help you optimize your hearing – from participating at work or in the classroom to hearing your grandchild’s voice on the phone to enjoying the music you love. If you’re ready to optimize your hearing, there’s no better time to upgrade your current device to the latest compatible Cochlear Nucleus Sound Processor.

“The Nucleus upgrade changed my life. I spend less effort trying to understand people. I just hear better.”

- Jack, Nucleus 7 recipient, Miami, FL

The choice is yours

Nucleus® 7 Sound Processor

If you prefer a behind-the-ear hearing solution, the Nucleus 7 Sound Processor combines proven hearing performance with smartphone connectivity so you can hear your best wherever you are. As well as being smaller and lighter, it offers up to 50% more battery life|| than the Nucleus 6 Sound Processor, so you can enjoy your favorite activities for longer.

Kanso® 2 Sound Processor

Combining the freedom of a discrete off-the-ear device with the benefits of direct streaming and the latest hearing technology, the Kanso 2 Sound Processor may be your ideal choice. With a powerful, built-in rechargeable battery and wireless charging, the Kanso 2 Sound Processor is designed to keep up with you.

"Thanks to Cochlear, since upgrading from N6s to N7s my life has truly changed for the better in many ways! I find myself talking on the phone without any help, listening to music and understanding words more clearly, having more confidence in social gatherings, and so much more! I am happy to say that I am very proud, very blessed, and there is nothing that I cannot do!"

— Cathy - Nucleus recipient

Compare Nucleus devices

Would you like to see how your current device compares to the latest technology? Download a comparison chart to learn about the differences.

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Disclaimer

1 Cochlear Limited. D1296247. CLTD 5620Clinical Evaluation of Nucleus 7 Cochlear Implant System. 2017, Sept; Data on file.
2. Mauger SJ, et al. Clinical evaluationof the Nucleus 6 cochlear implant system: performance improvements with SmartSound iQ. International Journey Of Audiology. 2014, Aug; 53(8): 564-576. [Sponsored by Cochlear]. Mauger SJ, et al.
3. Clinical outcomes with the Kanso off-the-ear cochlear implant sound processor. Int J Audiol. Published online 09 Jan 2017 (DOI:10.1080/14992027.2016.1265156)
4. Wolfe J, et al. Benefits of Adaptive Signal Processing in a Commercially Available Cochlear Implant Sound Processor. Otol Neurotol. 2015 Aug;36(7):1181-90.
5. Cochlear Ltd. D1660797. CP1150 Sound Processor Interim Clinical Investigation Report. 2020; Jan. Data on file.
6. Cochlear Limited. D1296247. CLTD 5620Clinical Evaluation of Nucleus 7 Cochlear Implant System. 2017, Sept; Data on file.
7. Cochlear Limited. D1296247. CLTD 5620 Clinical Evaluation of Nucleus 7 Cochlear Implant System. 2017, Sept; Data on file.

*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.It is recommended that SNR-NR, WNR, and SCAN be made available to any recipient, ages 6 and older, who is able to 1) complete objective speech perception testing in quiet and noise in order to determine and document performance and 2) report a preference for different program settings.

**It is recommended that SNR-NR, WNR, and SCAN be made available to any recipient, ages 6 and older, who is able to 1) complete objective speech perception testing in quiet and noise in order to determine and document performance and 2) report a preference for different program settings.

†The Cochlear Kanso 2 Sound Processor is compatible with Apple and Android devices, for compatibility information visit www.cochlear.com/compatibility. For hearing aids compatible with linking to Cochlear sound processors please visit www.cochlear.com/nucleus/compatibility or visit the Smart Hearing Alliance section of www.cochlear.com/compatibility.

‡Direct streaming is possible from compatible Apple devices (for compatibility information visit, www.Cochlear.com/compatibility) and a compatible ReSound hearing aid: ReSound LiNX Quattro™, ReSound LiNX 3D™ and ReSound ENZO 3D™. Direct streaming is possible from Android devices running on Android operating system version 10 and using Bluetooth version 5.0 to ReSound LiNX Quattro and Beltone Amaze hearing aids and the Cochlear™ Nucleus® 7 Sound Processor. ReSound is part of the GN group. GN makes life sound better through intelligent audio solutions. For a list of compatible devices visit www.cochlear.com/compatibility.

§The Kanso 2 Sound Processor is dust and water resistant to level of IP68 of the International Standard IEC60529. The Kanso 2 Sound Processor and Nucleus 7 with Aqua+ is water resistant to level 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 3 meters (9 feet and 9 inches) for up to 2 hours. For the Nucleus 7 Sound processor, this water protection only applies when you use the Aqua+ and rechargeable batteries.

||Excluding Nucleus 22 implant recipients.

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