Nucleus® System Sound Processors

The Cochlear Nucleus Sound Processors - Options As Unique As You Are

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The Cochlear Nucleus® Sound Processor plays a critical role in providing you access to sound. The Sound Processor is designed to capture and process the sound in order to pass the cleanest signal to the implant and provide you access to the sounds you're missing.

As part of our promise to help you “Hear now. And always”, we design our sound processors so you will be able to upgrade to future technologies without the need for additional surgery and to help you hear your best today and into the future.

Wearing Options So You Hear The Way You Want

We offer a choice of sound processors to fit your lifestyle and your wearing preference. These options include the behind-the-ear Nucleus® 7 Sound Processor, Nucleus 7 Sound Processor with Hybrid Hearing and the off-the-ear Kanso® Sound Processor. All of these sound processor options provide proven hearing performance to help ensure you always hear your best.

Nucleus® 7 Sound Processor


A behind-the-ear solution for severe to profound hearing loss

Nucleus® 7 Sound Processor with Hybrid Hearing


Combination of amplification and cochlear implant technology in one device

Kanso® Sound Processor


An off-the-ear solution for severe to profound hearing loss

Unique Features of the Nucleus Sound Processors

The only cochlear implant sound processor that you can control directly from a smartphone1

Thanks to Made for iPhone compatibility in the Nucleus 7 Sound Processor, you can conveniently connect to the people you love by streaming phone calls directly to your sound processor and also enjoy music and videos.

If you use an Android™ device or any other smartphone, you can stream phone calls and music directly to the Nucleus 7 Sound Processor by using the True Wireless™ Phone Clip.

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Nucleus Smart App - First for iPhone®. First for Android™.

The Nucleus Smart App provides you with a convenient and easy way to tailor your hearing to your personal preferences–all from your compatible Apple® or Android™ device. Designed specifically for the Nucleus 7 Sound Processor, the Nucleus Smart App allows you to:

  • Adjust settings and change programs
  • Access personalized hearing information with the Hearing Tracker
  • Monitor battery life
  • Locate a missing sound processor

Enjoy True Wireless Freedom

The Nucleus® Sound Processors can introduce you to a whole new wireless world with our 2.4 GHz Cochlear True Wireless technology. You can watch TV, talk on your smartphone and hear speech and conversation – all without the constraints of wires or bulky neck-worn components that you find with less advanced wireless systems.

True Wireless supported device types

Swim, Soak and Splash with the Nucleus Sound
Processors and Aqua+

The Nucleus® Sound Processors let you experience the outdoors or relax in the bath. All with added peace of mind. The Nucleus 7 and Kanso Sound Processors are highly water resistant and can both be waterproof when used with the Nucleus® Aqua+ accessories.

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Smart Sound® iQ

Sound Processors That Adapt To Your World - Automatically

 

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Data Logging

Sound Processors That Can Tell You Where They've Been

Pie chart displaying data logging for sound processors

5 Year Warranty

Best In Class Warranty
 

Best in class 5 year warranty

Cochlear Connections

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The Kanso® Sound Processor

The Kanso® Sound Processor is our off-the-ear hearing solution designed to be so discreet and comfortable you may even forget you’re wearing it. A range of eight color options are available so you can choose the color that best matches your hair for the perfect blend.

The Kanso Sound Processor is the only off-the-ear cochlear implant sound processor with two microphones and provides the same hearing experience as a behind-the-ear sound processor to help provide your best hearing, even in noisy environments.1-4 In addition, the Kanso Sound Processor includes unique features like SmartSound® iQ* with SCAN technologies and our True Wireless™ connectivity.

1. Pichora-Fuller M, Schneider B, Daneman M. How young and old adults listen to and remember speech in noise. The Journal Of The Acoustical Society Of America [serial on the Internet]. (1995, Jan); 97(1): 593-608.
2. Cochlear Limited. FUN2428 Sound Processor Comparison Guide. 2017, Jan; Data on file.
3. Mauger SJ, Jones M, Nel E, Del Dot J. Clinical outcomes with the Nucleus Kanso off-the-ear cochlear implant sound processor. Int J Audiol. Published online 09 Jan 2017 (DOI:10.1080/14992027.2016.1265156) (Sponsored by Cochlear)
4. Jones, Marian, Mauger, Stefan. Cochlear® Clinical Investigation Report. Acceptance of the CP950/KANSO sound processor with experienced CP810/CP900 series BTE sound processor participants. Version 1.0. Clinical Investigation Plan Number CLTD5591 v.5. Windchill No. 582225. CIR D1072418. Aug 12, 2016

*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.

 

The Nucleus® 7 Sound Processor



The Nucleus 7 Sound Processor is our smallest and lightest1 behind-the-ear hearing solution that combines comfort with our most advanced sound processing technologies including:

  • SmartSound® iQ* with SCAN, which is designed to mimic natural hearing by automatically adjusting to your environment without the need for manual adjustments to the sound processor
  • Dual microphones to help filter out background noise for optimal hearing performance and speech understanding
  • 2.4 GHz True Wireless™ technology, so you can simply stream sound directly from your wireless accessories to your sound processor without the need for a neck-loop

The Nucleus 7 Sound Processor is also the first cochlear implant sound processor that you can control with a compatible smartphone. Sound, music, videos and more can be streamed directly into your sound processor using exclusive Made for iPhone connectivity, which is an industry first.²

If your use an Android™ device or any other smartphone, you can stream phone calls, music and more directly to the Nucleus 7 Sound Processor by using the True Wireless™ Phone Clip.

In addition, the Nucleus Smart App provides you with a convenient and easy way to tailor your hearing to your personal preferences – all from your compatible Apple® or Android™ device.

*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.

¹Cochlear Limited. D1190805. CP1000 Processor Size Comparison. 2017, Mar; Data on file.
²Apple Inc. Use Made for iPhone hearing aids [Internet]. Apple support. 2017 [cited 24 February 2017]. Available from: https://support.apple.com/en-au/HT201466.

Nucleus® 7 Sound Processor with Hybrid Hearing


The Nucleus 7 Sound Processor with Hybrid Hearing* amplifies the natural low-frequency hearing you have after surgery with an acoustic component that can be placed at the tip of the sound processor while providing you access to the high-frequency sounds you're missing using our innovative cochlear implant technology, for a richer hearing experience. Hybrid Hearing is compatible with our broad Nucleus Electrode portfolio.

If you experience ski-slope hearing loss where you have normal to moderate low-frequency hearing before surgery, but severe to profound high-frequency hearing loss, the Cochlear™ Nucleus Hybrid Implant System may be a solution. The Hybrid System uses a special electrode** that is designed to preserve your low-frequency hearing and it's the first FDA-approved electrode of it's kind.

The Nucleus 7 Sound Processor with Hybrid Hearing also includes our most innovative technologies to provide your best hearing experience, including:

  • Made for iPhone compatibility, so you can connect to the people you love and the world around you conveniently from your compatible Apple device
  • Smart App compatibility, a convenient and easy way to tailor your hearing to your personal preferences—all from your compatible Apple® or Android™ device
  • SmartSound® iQ with SCAN, which is designed to mimic natural hearing by automatically adjusting to your environment without the need for manual adjustments to the sound processor
  • Dual microphones to help filter out background noise for optimal hearing performance and speech understanding
  • 2.4 GHz True Wireless™ technology, so you can simply stream sound directly from your wireless accessories to your sound processor without the need for a neck-loop

*The Acoustic Component should only be used when behavioral audiometric thresholds can be obtained and the recipient can provide feedback regarding sound quality.

**The Hybrid L24 Implant is approved in the US only for adults 18 and older.

†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.

See what the experts have to say about the Cochlear™ Nucleus® Hybrid Implant System


 
 

Our technology makes hearing easier —
especially in noise.

Every place is different, with different sounds. You’re constantly moving into different listening environments, and you want your sound processor to adapt to all of them – effortlessly. Our SmartSound® iQ* and dual-microphone technologies are designed to do just that.

The Nucleus Sound Processors have a Scene Classifier that automatically scans your surroundings and identifies the listening environment as one of six scenes. SmartSound iQ then adjusts the setting for that scene to provide you optimal hearing for that situation without the need for manual adjustments to the sound processor.

In addition to the automatic features of SCAN, the Nucleus 7 Sound Processor features ForwardFocus,** which is designed to help you hear better in challenging environments. Once enabled by your clinician, simply switch on ForwardFocus through your Smart App when you want to decrease noise coming from behind you and focus on the face-to-face conversation in front of you.

*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.

The anticipated availability of the Nucleus 7 Sound Processor for Nucleus N24 Implant recipients, Android™ compatibility with the Nucleus Smart App and ForwardFocus is late summer, 2018.

A Processor So Smart It Can Tell You Where It’s Been

It can be hard to remember what happened yesterday, let alone the last month. With data logging that is featured in both the Nucleus® 7 and Kanso® Sound Processors, you don't have to. It records exactly how your sound processor is being used every day. It fills in all the gaps, so your audiologist gets a more complete picture of your hearing experiences and makes any necessary adjustments so you can hear your best.

For parents, the data logging functionality provides added confidence that your child is hearing their best at all times. Key information about your child's Nucleus® System can be downloaded by your audiologist for evaluation. This allows the audiologist to know how the system is being used and if it's being used correctly, especially when you cannot be with your child.

5 year, No Questions Asked Warranty*

You can worry less with the most comprehensive warranty out there. In keeping with our promise to “Hear now. And always”, your Nucleus® System comes with a no questions asked 5 year warranty.*

The 5 year warranty covers your:

✓ Sound processor ✓Magnet
✓ Coil ✓Remote
✓Cable ✓Battery Holder & Cover

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