Securing your device in place

Participate in the activities you love without worrying about your sound processor. Discover accessories that help keep them in place for extra reassurance.

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What you will find on this page

  • Learn more about the retention options for Nucleus® Sound Processors
  • Find out what retention options are available for Baha® Sound Processors

Extra security if you need it.

Cochlear Sound Processors are designed to fit comfortably and securely no matter what you're doing. But if you want extra reassurance when you're being more active or adventurous, Cochlear offers you some accessories to help keep your processor in place.

"During gymnastics, she would wear a Hugfit™ which helped secure the sound processor on. This year has been a very successful one and she aims to reach as high as she can in gymnastics.” 

-Aimee C. -Nucleus® recipient

Options for Nucleus 7 Sound Processor

We provide retention options to help keep your sound processor securely on your head, especially during physical activities and sports. The Nucleus 7 Sound Processor has retention options for adults and children that include:

  • Snugfit  helps tighten the sound processor on the ear, especially for active adults and children. The Snugfit comes in three convenient sizes to fit your ear (small, medium and large). 

  • Koala Clip — clip-on retention device for babies and younger children.

  • Safety Cord  provides a convenient way to ensure your sound processor doesn’t get lost if it comes off your ear.

  • Earhooks — comfortably secures the sound processor to your ear.

  1. Nucleus 7 Sound Processor

  2. Snugfit

  3. Safety Cord

  4. Koala Clip

  5. Earhooks

Options for Kanso® Sound Processor

The Kanso Sound Processor has retention options for adults and children that include:

  • Long Safety Line with Alligator Clip — can attach to your clothing, reducing risk of losing your sound processor.*

  • Short Safety Line with Hair Clip — a more discreet retention option that clips onto your hair. 

  1. Kanso Sound Processor

  2. Hairclip

  3. Long safety line with alligator clip

  4. Short safety line

Options for Baha® Sound Processors

The Baha 5 Sound Processor and the Baha 5 Power Sound Processor retention options include:

  • Long Safety Line with Alligator Clip  can attach to your clothing*

The Baha® 5 SuperPower Sound Processor options include:

  • Earhook+ — secures the sound processing unit in place behind your ear in an under the ear configuration. The Earhook+ comes in one size and is adjustable.

  • Snugfit — helps to tighten the sound processor on the ear. The Snugfit comes in three convenient sizes to fit your ear (small, medium and large).

  • Litewear™ — provides more comfort and less weight on the ear by having the sound processor worn on the body instead of behind the ear. This is particularly beneficial for small children. 

  • Mic Lock — this secures the sound processor comfortably on your ear with a light, clear band.

  1. Baha 5

  2. Baha 5 Power

  3. Baha 5 SuperPower

  4. LiteWear

  5. Snugfit

  6. Earhook+

  7. Long safety line with alligator clip

  8. Mic Lock



* Retention lines longer than the Safety Line (standard length) are not recommended for use by children as they may present a risk of strangulation.

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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