Nucleus Sound Processors

Nucleus Sound Processor Portfolio: Small, Smart and Simple

Whether a patient prefers a device that sits off-the-ear such as the Nucleus® Kanso® 2 Sound Processor, or one that sits behind-the-ear, like the Nucleus 8 Sound Processor, they will find a Cochlear™ processor to suit them.

A more connected world

Cochlear is proud of our commitment to connecting your patients to the world. Whether it's the Nucleus 8, Kanso 2, or a legacy processor, your patients can experience the proven benefits of streaming sound directly to their sound processor.1-3

This means the convenience of streaming* phone calls, video, music, entertainment, online rehabilitation and educational apps directly to the sound processor without needing extra accessories and cables.


This material is intended for health professionals. If you are a consumer, please seek advice from your health professional about treatments for hearing loss. Outcomes may vary, and your health professional will advise you about the factors which could affect your outcome. Always read the instructions for use. Not all products are available in all countries. Please contact your local Cochlear representative for product information.

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*The Cochlear Nucleus 8 Sound Processor and the Nucleus Smart App are compatible with Apple and Android devices. For compatibility information visit:


  1. Warren C, Nel E, Boyd P. Controlled comparative clinical trial of hearing benefit outcomes for users of the Cochlear™ Nucleus 7 Sound Processor with mobile connectivity. Cochlear Implants Int. 2019 May; 20(3):116–126.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.