Kanso 2 Sound Processor upgrade

Kanso 2 Sound Processor upgrade

The Cochlear Kanso® 2 is Cochlear's next-generation off-the-ear cochlear implant sound processor.

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Receive a $1,712 trade-in allowance to apply towards a self-pay# upgrade order when you trade-in a commercially available sound processor. ¶ Trade-in option is not available through Cochlear’s Reimbursement & Insurance Services.¥
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A customer service representative will need to finalize your upgrade and collect all relevant documentation before your order ships. A signature is required at the time of delivery.

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Product information


The Cochlear Kanso® 2 is Cochlear's next-generation off-the-ear cochlear implant sound processor.

It combines our latest connectivity features and hearing performance technology1-4 with a comfortable, simple and durable all-in-one design. The first off-the-ear sound processor to offer smartphone compatibility and direct streaming, Kanso 2 also features a built-in rechargeable battery and improved dust and water resistance for added peace of mind.

From the office to the classroom to the dinner table, the Kanso 2 Sound Processor uses hearing performance technologies like SmartSound®  iQ with SCAN, ForwardFocus§ and dual microphones to help you hear your best in different situations and environments. It also offers the latest in connectivity to help you connect to the people you love and the world we live in, with the Nucleus®  Smart App and direct streaming from compatible Apple®  and Android  devices.||

Small, compact and available in a range of colors to match your personal style, it’s designed to be discreet and so comfortable you’ll barely notice you’re wearing it.


Product colors

Black, Chocolate Brown, Sandy Blonde, Silver, Slate Grey

What's included

Sound Processor


Home Charger (including USB cable)

Portable Charger

Socket Cover

Safety Line

Hair Clip

Pack of Software Pads (Pack of 5)

Microphone Cover (Box of 2)

Magnet Removal Kit

Microfiber Cloth

Screwdriver and Brush

Headband (pediatric only)

Accessory Selection


* The Kanso 2 Sound Processor is compatible with the Nucleus Profile Series, CI500 Series, CI24RE (Freedom) Series, CI24R, and CI24M implants. The Kanso 2 Sound Processor will not be compatible with the Nucleus® 22 (N22) Implant due to the Kanso 2 Sound Processor's size and coil type.

# Cochlear is pleased to offer this discounted cash price when self-paying directly with Cochlear. This discount does not apply when placing an upgrade order through Cochlear’s Reimbursement & Insurance Services. Insurance coverage and out-of-pocket expenses will vary depending on your insurance benefit coverage. 

¶ You may trade in one (1) commercially available Nucleus or Kanso Sound Processor when you choose to self-pay. This offer excludes upgrade orders placed through Reimbursement & Insurance Services. Limit one (1) trade-in per upgraded device.

¥ Please keep in mind that if you choose to self-pay for an item generally covered by insurance, you may not be able to submit a claim on your own if Cochlear is contracted with your private insurance provider. Visit  www.cochlear.com/us/insurancelist to see if Cochlear is contracted with your insurance provider. If Cochlear is contracted with your insurance provider, we suggest placing your order through Cochlear’s Reimbursement and Insurance Services. Products or services billed must be medically necessary, actually performed and appropriately documented in the medical record. You will be responsible for paying any applicable coinsurance, deductible, or amounts not covered by your insurance to Cochlear. Coverage determinations and out-of-pocket costs may vary for individuals with private insurance. .

† The Kanso 2 Sound Processor is dust and water resistant to level of IP68 of the International Standard IEC60529. The Kanso 2 Sound Processor with Aqua+ is dust and water resistant to level of IP68 of the International Standard IEC60529. This water protection rating means that the sound processor with the Aqua+ can be continuously submerged under water to a depth of up to 3 meters (9 feet and 9 inches) for up to 2 hours. The Aqua+ accessory should be used when participating in prolonged water activities.

‡ It is recommended that SNR-NR, WNR and SCAN be made available to any recipient, ages 6 and older, who is able to 1) complete objective speech perception testing in quiet and noise in order to demonstrate and document performance and 2) report a preference for different program settings.

§ 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.

|| The Cochlear Kanso 2 Sound Processor is compatible with Apple and Android devices, for compatibility information visit www.cochlear.com/compatibility. The Cochlear Nucleus Smart App is available on App Store and Google Play. For compatibility information visit www.cochlear.com/compatibility

1. Mauger SJ, et al. Clinical evaluationof the Nucleus 6 cochlear implant system: performance improvements with SmartSound iQ. International Journal Of Audiology. 2014, Aug; 53(8): 564-576. [Sponsored by Cochlear]. Mauger SJ, et al.

2. 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. Wolfe J, et al. Benefits of Adaptive Signal Processing in a Commercially Available Cochlear Implant Sound Processor. Otol Neurotol. 2015 Aug;36(7):1181-90.

4. Cochlear Ltd. D1660797. CP1150 Sound Processor Interim Clinical Investigation Report. 2020; Jan. Data on file.

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