Nucleus 8 Sound Processor upgrade

Nucleus 8 Sound Processor upgrade

Sound processor color:
Receive a $3,000 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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Your upgrade comes with 1 bonus accessory bundle. You can select your item when adding to cart. See item details
Important information regarding your upgrade

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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Nucleus® 8 is compatible with all Nucleus Implants, except the Nucleus 22 Implant.

Product information


Enjoy the comfort of the world’s smallest and lightest behind-the-ear sound processor.1 Designed to make engaging with people easier, the Nucleus® 8 Sound Processor features smarter^ hearing technology that automatically adjusts to your listening environment.2-5 Ready for next-generation Bluetooth® LE Audio connectivity¥, your new sound processor will bring sound to you in more places and from more devices than ever before.6-8 Experience the proven benefits of streaming audio directly to your sound processor.6,9-11 Smaller, smarter and better connected, the Nucleus 8 Sound Processor opens up a world of new possibilities.1,2,7,13^

Product color

Black, brown, grey, sand, white, silver

Product dimension

Length 43.4 mm

Width 8.9 mm

Depth 41.3 mm

Weight 9.4 g

(Note: Device dimensions were measured on a Nucleus 8 Sound Processor with a medium-size earhook and power extend battery module.)

What's included

1 Sound processor
1 Magnet
2 Slimline coils
1 Earhook (large size for adults and small size for paediatrics)
1 Standard rechargeable battery module
1 Disposable battery pack (Pack of 6)
1 Cochlear Y battery charger and plug pack
1 Microphone protectors (pack of 2)
Ready to Wear

Optional, but free of charge: Hugfit or Snugfit



# 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.

^ Compared to previous generation Nucleus 7 and Nucleus 6 Sound Processors

¥ When this technology becomes available a firmware update to your sound processor will allow you to connect to Bluetooth® LE Audio compatible devices.


1.    Cochlear Limited. D1190805 Processor Size Comparison. 2022, May.
2.    Cochlear Limited. D1864200 SCAN-2 Design Description. 2022, Apr.
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 Journal Of Audiology. 2014, Aug; 53(8): 564-576. [Sponsored by Cochlear]
4.    Mauger S, Jones M, Nel E, Del Dot J. Clinical outcomes with the Kanso™ off- the-ear cochlear implant sound processor. International Journal Of Audiology. 2017, Jan 9; 1-10. [Sponsored by Cochlear]
5.    Wolfe J, Neumann S, Marsh M, Schafer E, Lianos L, Gilden J, O'Neill L, Arkis P, Menapace C, Nel E, Jones M. Benefits of Adaptive Signal Processing in a Commercially Available Cochlear Implant Sound Processor. Otol Neurotol. 2015 Aug;36(7):1181-90. [Sponsored by Cochlear]
6.    Cochlear Limited. D1631375 Nucleus 8 Sound Processor Product Definition.
7.    Introducing Bluetooth® LE Audio, Nick Hunn. January 2022
8.    A Technical Overview of LC3 [Internet]. Bluetooth® Technology Website. [Cited 2022 Feb 28]. Available from:
9.    Wolfe J, et al. Evaluation of a wireless audio streaming accessory to improve mobile telephone performance of cochlear implant users. International Journal of Audiology. 2016;55(2):75-82
10.    Wolfe J, et al. Improving hearing performance for cochlear implant recipients with use of a digital, wireless, remote-microphone, audio-streaming accessory. J Am Acad Audiol. 2015 Jun;26(6):532-9.
11.    Warren C, Nel E, and Boyd P. Controlled comparative clinical trial of hearing benefit outcomes for users of the Cochlear™ Nucleus® 7 Sound Processor with mobile connectivity. Cochlear Implants International (2019 Feb); 20(3)
12.    Cochlear Limited. D1964109 CLTD5804 Clinical Investigation Report – Feb 2022.