Cochlear™ Nucleus® Sound Processor Portfolio

 

Cochlear Nucleus Kanso and Nucleus N7

Cochlear™  Nucleus® Sound Processor Portfolio: Small, Simple and Smart

Small

Cochlear's sound processors are the smallest1 and the lightest1 in the industry. Some patients prefer a processor that sits on the ear, while others prefer a more discreet off-the-ear solution. Either way, this means more comfort, discretion and wearing time for all patients.1

Simple

Cochlear’s research has shown that some patients are comfortable controlling the settings on their sound processor, while others simply want to put their device on and forget about it. Whichever device they choose, you can be sure that with SmartSound® iQ* with automatic SCAN and dual microphone directionality your patients will hear their best.2,3

Smart

Your patients can connect to the people they love and the world around them, with Cochlear’s exclusive technology. The Nucleus® 7 and Kanso® Sound Processors establish a clear and secure connection to Cochlear True Wireless™ devices without the interference, signal drops or additional weight of neck-loops or FM systems.

Cochlear™ Nucleus® 7 Sound Processor

The Cochlear™ Nucleus® 7 Sound Processor is the smallest and lightest6 behind-the-ear hearing solution, combining proven hearing performance7 with built-in connectivity featuring direct streaming with compatible Apple®4 and Android™5 smartphones*+ without attaching anything to the sound processor

Built-in connectivity allows recipients to stream calls, music and entertainment directly to their sound processor without sacrificing size, weight4, or battery life8 by needing attachments to the sound processor.

With the Nucleus Smart App, recipients can monitor and control their hearing from their compatible smartphone*. Meanwhile,  Cochlear's most advanced sound  management system SmartSound® iQ with SCAN helps recipients hear their best even in noisy environments3. In addition to the automatic features of SCAN, the Nucleus 7 Sound Processor features ForwardFocus**, a clinician-enabled, user-activated feature within the Nucleus Smart App which attenuates background noise, so you can be confident your patients are hearing their best.

*SNR-NR and WNR are 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 2) report a preference for different program settings. SCAN is FDA approved for use with any recipient age 6 years old and older, to be used at the discretion of the recipient/parent/caregiver.

**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.

*+For compatibility information visit www.cochlear.com/compatibility.

 


 

Download the Nucleus 7 (CP1000) User Guide

 

Nucleus® Kanso® Sound Processor

How It Works:

  1. The external sound processor is worn over the ear. It captures sound, then filters and processes the sounds, turning it into digital code.

  2. The sound processor transmits the digitally-coded sound through the coil on the outside of the head to the implant.

  3. The internal implant converts the digitally-coded sound into electrical impulses and sends them along the electrode array that sits gently in the cochlea (the inner ear).

  4. The implant’s electrodes stimulate the cochlea’s hearing nerve, bypassing the damaged cells that cause hearing loss, sending impulses to the brain where they are interpreted as sound.

 

Download the Cochlear® Kanso® User Guide

 

Cochlear™ Nucleus® 6 System

How It Works:

There are two primary components to the Nucleus System: the sound processor and the implant.

  1. The external sound processor is worn behind the ear. It captures sound, then filters and processes the sounds, turning it into digital code.

  2. The sound processor transmits the digitally-coded sound through the coil on the outside of the head to the implant.

  3. The internal implant converts the digitally-coded sound into electrical impulses and sends them along the electrode array that sits gently in the cochlea (the inner ear).

  4. The implant’s electrodes stimulate the cochlea’s hearing nerve, bypassing the damaged cells that cause hearing loss, sending impulses to the brain where they are interpreted as sound.

 

Nucleus 6 Sound Processor

 

Implant Portfolio

Cochlear Nucleus ProfileTM Plus

Built on the same design of the Profile series, Profile Plus provides easier access to MRI at 1.5 Tesla and 3.0 Tesla.9 This translates to MRI scans without the need for compression or magnet removal. Profile Plus does maintain the removable magnet design in the event it is needed. At only 3.9mm in thickness, Profile Plus maintains the same natural and low-profile appearance provided with the Profile series.10 Built on Cochlear’s unrivaled reliability record,11-13 Profile Plus is available with the following electrode variants: Slim Modiolar (CI632), Slim Straight (CI622), Contour Advance® (CI612).

 

Cochlear Nucleus Profile

Built on over 30 years of experience and developed in close collaboration with the world’s leading surgeons, the Profile Series is the thinnest10 cochlear implant platform. With a streamlined design, the Profile Series gives patients the most discreet appearance. Combined with Cochlear’s unique pre-curled perimodiolar electrode, this is the ideal implant for maximizing hearing performance.

 

Cochlear Nucleus CI24RE

The Nucleus CI24RE Series has more than 185,000 registered implants with a reliability rating of 99% within 14 years.11

Electrode Portfolio

Slim Modiolar

World’s thinnest full length perimodiolar electrode.

The Slim Modiolar Electrode is the world’s thinnest full length perimodiolar electrode14 designed for consistent scala tympani placement15 and sits closest to the hearing nerve to deliver optimal hearing performance15. It is reloadable, offers a smooth easy insertion and can be inserted through round window (RW), extended round window (ERW) or cochleostomy15. The Slim Modiolar electrode combines the unique benefits of a thin electrode with the perimodiolar positioning closer to the spiral ganglion cells.

 

Contour Advance

True innovation with the industry’s stylet based perimodiolar electrode.

The Contour Advance is the electrode that gets closer to the hearing nerve through its unique design. With the advance off stylet technique, insertion is achieved with a perimodiolar position.

 

Slim Straight

The industry’s thinnest full length electrode.14

A soft tip combined with thin diameter, apical flexibility, and smooth lateral wall surface facilitates an easy single stroke insertion designed to protect the delicate cochlear structures.

 

Full-Band Straight

Ideal for abnormal cochleas.

As Cochlear’s first straight array with 22 active electrodes over a length of 17mm, the Full-Band Straight is often used in patients with abnormal anatomy within the cochlea.

 

References

  1. Cochlear Limited. FUN2428 Sound Processor Comparison Guide. 2017, Jan; Data on file.

  2. Mauger SJ, Jones M, Nel E, Del Dot J. 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)

  3. 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].

  4. Apple Inc. Use Made for iPhone hearing aids [Internet]. Apple support. 2018 [cited 20 July 2018]. Available from: https://support.apple.com/en-au/HT201466. 23. Cochlear Limited.

  5. Android is a trademark of Google Inc.

  6. Cochlear Limited. D1190805. CP1000 Processor Size Comparison. 2017, Mar; Data on file. 4. Cochlear Limited. D1140877.

  7. Cochlear Limited. D1296247. CLTD 5620 Clinical Evaluation of Nucleus 7 Cochlear Implant System. 2017, Sept; Data on file.

  8. Battery Life and Power Consumption Comparison between CP1000, CP900 Series and CP810 Sound Processors. 2017, Mar; Data on file.

  9. Cochlear Nucleus implant Magnet Resonance Imaging (MRI) Guidelines – United States of America. D774756.

  10. FUN3632 Internal Specifications.

  11. Cochlear Nucleus Implant Reliability Report. Volume 17 | December 2018. D1593476. Cochlear Ltd; 2019. 

  12. Hearing Implant Reliability Reporting | MED-EL [Internet]. Medel.com. 2018 [cited 06May2019]. Available from: https://www.medel.com/hearing-solutions/cochlear-implants/reliability.

  13. 2018 Global Implant Reliability Report. 027-N025-02. Advanced Bionics AG and affiliates; 2019. 

  14. FUN1142 Electrode Comparison Sheet.

  15. Clinical Evaluation of the Cochlear Nucleus CI532 Cochlear Implants in Adults Investigator Meeting. 2019 Apr.