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Kanso® Sound Processor

Discover a discreet, off-the-ear sound processor that is also smart and easy to use.

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The smart, simple, discreet hearing solution

The Kanso® Sound Processor is the smallest and lightest1,2 off-the-ear sound processor available with two microphones. It has a robust, all-in-one design, with no cables and nothing on the ear to worry about or maintain. All you have to do is press a single on/off button and let the advanced technology take over.

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Color options to match your preferences.

The Kanso Sound Processor comes in a range of eight hair-matching colors, so you can choose the shade that best matches your preference. Fun and colorful personalization stickers are also available to fit your lifestyle and personality!


Product Features & Product Accessories

Build Your Own Kanso Sound Processor

You can build your own Kanso Sound Processor—choose your accessories, pick a color and see what’s included in the standard kit.

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Hear your best everywhere, every day

"In a place like this, a park, where kids are screaming and playing, the implant does the job of it, kind of tries to block out those sounds that don’t matter and really help me focus on the person that I’m talking with."

- Justin P. - Nucleus® recipient

Peace of mind for parents

She can be whatever she wants to be, and find who it is that she is going to become. Phoebe does really well at school. She has awesome teachers. She’s taken off.

- Cynthia S., mother of Phoebe - Nucleus® recipient

Cochlear Family

Support for a lifetime

Cochlear strives to be your partner for a lifetime of hearing. We have developed personalized tools and resources that you can access at any time. We are committed to providing fast and convenient service; answering your questions and helping you get the most from your Cochlear hearing solution.

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*SNR-NRWNR and SCAN are FDA approved for use with any recipient ages 6 years and older, who is able to: 1) complete objective speech perception testing in quiet and in noise in order to determine and document performance; and 2) report a preference for different program settings.

**The Nucleus Aqua+ for Kanso is IP68 rated and approved for use with alkaline and nickel metal hydride batteries. The Nucleus Kanso Sound Processor is water-resistant without the Nucleus Aqua+ for Kanso accessory to level IP54 of the International Standard IEC60529.

+Battery life varies by individual

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Please seek advice from your medical practitioner or health professional about treatments for hearing loss. They will be able to advise on a suitable solution for the hearing loss condition. All products should be used only as directed by your medical practitioner or health professional. Not all products are available in all countries. Please contact your local Cochlear representative.

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 and to understand the associated risks and benefits. Individual results may vary.

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  1. Cochlear Limited. CP950 Kanso Sound Processor User Guide. Data on file, July 2016.
  2. MED-EL. Rondo. The World’s First CI Single-Unit Processor. [PDFInternet] [as of August 2016]. Available from: https://s3.medel.com/pdf/US/fl-br/23710_21_RONDO+US+Factsheet.pdf.