When to upgrade

Learn how to determine the right time to upgrade to a new sound processor

Young girl wearing Cochlear implant

What you will find on this page

  • Identify when it’s time to upgrade your sound processor

  • Hear about an upgrade experience from another recipient

Designed for better hearing for life

One of the most exciting things about Cochlear technology is that it continues to evolve. Next-generation sound processors are designed to deliver clearer sound, new connections and capabilities, and work with your existing implant, so there is no need for additional surgery.

"Some of the things I was excited about with the Nucleus 7 were the smaller size, lighter weight, and the extended battery life as well as having it directly connected to my phone."

— Kenneth, Nucleus® 7 Upgrade Recipient