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Upgrade to the Nucleus® 7 Sound Processor

Experience smartphone connectivity in a smaller and lighter behind-the-ear hearing solution. Combining added comfort with advanced sound processing technologies, you can enjoy a full, active day with up to 50% longer battery life*. [1-3]

Connect like never before

Connect with the people you love and the world around you from a compatible§ Apple or Android™ device. Enjoy movies, TV shows and music, and make calls with audio streamed directly to your processor.

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At the Office

Hear better in noise

Whether you’re at work, in a busy café or other noisy place, simply switch on ForwardFocus† through the Nucleus® Smart App to decrease background noise and help you focus on the face-to-face conversation.[4]

Adapt to new environments

SmartSound® iQ with SCAN^ technology is designed to help you hear your best in any situation. By capturing sound and automatically adapting to your environment, you won’t need to make any manual adjustments. [5-8]

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Your Nucleus 7 upgrade kit

Kit includes:

  • 1 Sound Processor
  • 1 Magnet
  • 2 Integrated Coil Cables
  • 1 Earhook
  • 1 Snugfit (pack of two) or Hugfit
  • 2 Standard Rechargeable Battery Modules
  • 1 Cochlear Y Battery Charger and Charger Plug Pack
  • Microphone Protectors (one pack of two)
  • User Guide
  • Ready to Wear

One item included in your upgrade

Function bundle

From adjusting sound functions on the go and charging your sound processor anywhere, the Function bundle is packed with accessories that boost sound effectiveness and keep you powered, ensuring you’re always prepared for what’s next.  

Action bundle

Dive headfirst into water sports and off-the-grid adventures with the Action bundle. Featuring an array of accessories to protect your sound processor through water, dirt, dust and movement, this bundle ensures your sound processor stays charged, dry and protected so you can make the most of every activity. 


Connection bundle

Hear better in challenging situations and enjoy crisp, clear stereo sound without disturbing others with the Connection bundle, which features everything media and communication enthusiasts need to enhance their favorite programs and catch up with friends and family. 


Children bundle

From personalized stickers to water-safe accessories, the accessory bundle designed for our youngest recipients is equipped with everything your child needs to hear their best at home, in school, and throughout all of their unique passions.

Nucleus 7 bundle

Function and action combine in the Nucleus 7 bundle, which features the Aqua+ kit and standard rechargeable battery, specifically designed to the unique size and shape of the Nucleus 7 Sound Processor.

* Excluding Nucleus 22 implant recipients.

§ The Cochlear Nucleus 7 Sound Processor is compatible with Apple and Android devices. For compatibility information visit

° ForwardFocus is a clinician-enabled, user-controlled feature.

^ 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.

Android is a trademark of Google LLC. The Android robot is reproduced or modified from work created and shared by Google and used according to terms described in the Creative Commons 3.0 Attribution Licence. Google Play logo are trademarks of Google LLC. Apple is the trademark of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. App Store is a service mark of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.

‡ The Nucleus 7 Sound Processor with Aqua+ is water resistant to level IP68 of the International Standard IEC60529. This water protection means that the sound processor with the Aqua+ can be continuously submerged under water to a depth of 3 meters (9 ft and 9 in) for up to 2 hours. This water protection only applies when you use a Cochlear Standard Rechargeable Battery Module or Cochlear Compact Rechargeable Battery Module. The Nucleus 7 Sound Processor is water-resistant to level IP57 of the International Standard IEC60529 without the Aqua+ accessory for the Nucleus 7 Sound Processor.


  1. Cochlear Limited. D1190805. Processor Size Comparison. 2021, Mar; Data on File.
  2. Cochlear Limited. D1296247. CLTD 5620Clinical Evaluation of Nucleus 7 Cochlear Implant System. 2017, Sept; Data on file.
  3. Cochlear Limited. D1140877. Battery Life and Power Consumption Comparison between CP1000, CP900 Series and CP810 Sound Processors. March 2017.
  4. Cochlear Limited. D1376556. Acceptance and Performance with the Nucleus 7 Cochlear Implant System with Adult Recipients. January 2020.
  5. Cochlear Limited. D1296247. CLTD 5620Clinical Evaluation of Nucleus 7 Cochlear Implant System. 2017, Sept; Data on file.
  6. 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].
  7. 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].
  8. Wolfe J, Parkinson A, Schafer E, Gilden J, Rehwinkel K, Gannaway S, et al. Benefit of a Commercially Available Cochlear Implant Processor With Dual- Microphone Beamforming: A Multi-Center Study. Otology And Neurotology. 2012; 33(4): 553-560. [Sponsored by Cochlear].