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'll 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

The choice is yours

Nucleus® 7 Sound Processor

Nucleus 7

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

Kanso 2

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.

 

 

 

Optimize your hearing experience

The Nucleus 7 and Kanso 2 Sound Processors feature Cochlear’s latest and most advanced technology to help you experience clearer sound, even in challenging listening environments.1-5 When you’re at work or in a busy café, simply switch on ForwardFocus through the Nucleus Smart App to decrease noise coming from behind you so you can focus on the face-to-face conversation.* SmartSound® iQ with SCAN** automatically analyzes your surroundings and adjusts to optimize your hearing in different situations.

 

Would you like to enjoy music again or listen to the TV at a volume that is comfortable for those around you? The Nucleus 7 and Kanso 2 Sound Processors help you connect with the people you love and the environment you live in. Directly stream music and entertainment from your compatible Apple® or Android™ device.

True Wireless™ accessories offer multiple ways to connect to the world around you. Your upgrade includes the option to choose a True Wireless device as your complimentary accessory. These devices allow you to enjoy independent volume control when watching television with friends or family, connect to Bluetooth® devices and actively engage in meetings and classroom discussions. True Wireless devices also offer proven hearing performance gains even in noise and over distance. If you already have True Wireless devices you use with your existing processor, they will be compatible with your new Nucleus 7 or Kanso 2 Sound Processor.

 

Our latest sound processor technology allows you to stream phone calls directly to your sound processor, allowing you to more easily connect with friends, family and colleagues. In fact, 88% of users were satisfied or very satisfied with their ability to talk on the phone with family and friends using the Nucleus 7 Sound Processor.6

 

Our hearing solutions are designed to help your ears to work together, whether you’re wearing two cochlear implant sound processors or a sound processor and a hearing aid. With our smart bimodal solution, you can stream directly to both your Nucleus 7 or Kanso 2 Sound Processor and a compatible ReSound hearing aid.

 

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"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

Experience confidence and convenience

The Nucleus Smart App lets you check your battery life and control your device settings and functions directly from a compatible Apple or Android device, which means you don’t need to carry a separate remote. 90% of Nucleus 7 users found it more convenient to control their sound processor with the Smart App compared with using the remote control.7

 

Life can be busy, so all our sound processors are designed to be intuitive, user-friendly and convenient to recharge.

The Nucleus 7 Sound Processor comes with a streamlined charger perfect for the demands of work or school. Additionally, the optional USB Battery Charger can be powered directly from a USB port on your computer or, when used with the Cochlear USB Power Adaptor, powered by a wall power outlet.

The Kanso 2 Sound Processor comes with an all-in-one Home Charger to charge, dry and store your sound processor at the same time. Keep the optional Portable Charger on hand for those days when you’re on the go. The Kanso 2 Sound Processor is designed to offer all-day hearing so you don’t have to worry about running out of power.* Imagine how the built-in battery will ensure you never have to fumble with changing out batteries!

 

The Hearing Tracker, a feature of the Smart App, also allows you use to personalize, track and monitor your hearing goals. The app also gives you the peace of mind that you will be able to locate a misplaced sound processor in the unlikely event it is lost or misplaced. You can also set up notifications to alert you if the coil comes off the sound processor.

With the Kanso 2 Sound Processor, you have the added feature of Sound Check, which allows you to record sounds with your loved one’s processor and play them back, so you can ensure the sound processor is working correctly.

 

The Nucleus 7 Sound Processor is splash-proof, while the Kanso 2 Sound Processor is dust and water resistant so you won’t need to worry about being caught in the rain. When worn with Aqua+, they become waterproof with the highest ratings available (IP68), so you can surf, snorkel or swim in salt, fresh and chlorinated water.§

 

When you’re on the field, at the gym or on the playground, there’s a range of optional accessories to ensure that you, or your child, are ready for the next adventure. Keep your little one’s Nucleus 7 Sound Processor in place with a pediatric headband, Koala Clip or Hugfit™. For more vigorous activities, we offer a range of comfortable retention options including a headband, hair clips and clothing clips for your Kanso 2 Sound Processor.

 

Experience the convenience of Ready to Wear! Your sound processor will be pre-programmed to your specific clinical needs, offering you the convenience of one less trip to your audiologist. This option is also complimentary when selected in lieu of an accessory option.

 

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Disclaimer

*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.

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

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Views expressed by Cochlear recipients and hearing health providers are those of the individual. Consult your hearing health provider to determine if you are a candidate for Cochlear technology. Outcomes and results may vary.

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References

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  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.