Nucleus® Sound Processors

Benefit from award-winning technology* that can help you hear your best, connect to people you love and experience a world of possibilities.

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Life is full of opportunities to connect with the world around you and engage with others. From having coffee with a friend, enjoying a family celebration, attending a concert or taking an important call for work, your hearing is important to all of life's moments. 

Our Nucleus® Sound Processors are designed to make life easier for you. Whether you prefer the Nucleus 8, a behind-the-ear processor, or the Kanso 2, an off-the-ear processor, we can help you connect and communicate and hear every moment.1-5

Learn more about the Nucleus Sound Processors, and find the one that best fits your lifestyle and wearing preference.

"The technology that Cochlear has, nobody else has."

- Father of Oscar H. - Nucleus® recipient


Please seek advice from your health professional about treatments for hearing loss. Outcomes may vary, and your health professional will advise you about the factors which could affect your outcome. Always read the instructions for use. Not all products are available in all countries. Please contact your local Cochlear representative for product information.

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  2. Mauger SJ, Warren C, Knight M, Goorevich M, Nel E. Clinical evaluation of the Nucleus 6 cochlear implant system: performance improvements with SmartSound iQ. International Journey Of Audiology. 2014, Aug; 53(8): 564-576. [Sponsored by Cochlear]
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