Kanso & Nucleus 6 Sound Processors

Cochlear™ Nucleus® Kanso™ Sound Processor.

The Kanso™ Sound Processor is our off-the-ear solution that gives you the choice to hear your best without anything on your ear. It includes the same innovative technology as our behind-the-ear sound processor options, so you can have the confidence to live your life to the fullest.

Kanso is discreet

The Kanso Sound Processor is the smallest and lightest2,3 off-the-ear sound processor available, and it is designed to fit against the curvature of your head for added comfort, security and peace of mind. It comes in a range of eight colors so you can pick the one that best matches your hair.

Kanso is smart

The Kanso Sound Processor is the latest example of Cochlear’s innovation in action. Our technical expertise and lifetime commitment to our recipients are combined to deliver the only off-the-ear sound processor to feature dual microphones and our innovative SmartSound® iQ* with SCAN technologies. This technology can help you hear in challenging, noisy environments. In fact, the Kanso Sound Processor provides the same hearing experience as a behind-the-ear sound processor.

Kanso is simple to use

The Kanso Sound Processor has a robust, all-in-one design with no cables or anything on the ear to maintain. All you have to do is press the on/off button, place the Kanso on your head and let the innovative Nucleus technology make hearing easier.


Cochlear™ Nucleus® 6 Sound Processor.

The Cochlear™ Nucleus® Sound Processor plays a critical role in providing you access to sound. The Sound Processor captures and processes the sound in order to pass the cleanest signal to the implant and help you experience the joy of hearing.

Sound processor options to fit your needs

The Nucleus System offers a choice of sound processors that are designed to provide your best hearing experience and address your style preference. With off-the-ear and behind-the-ear sound processor options, you can hear the way you want. Features of our sound processors include:

  • Dual microphones that help filter out background noise
  • Automation in sound processing to help make hearing easier in noisy environments
  • 2.4 GHz True Wireless™ connectivity

The Nucleus® 6 Sound Processor is our most advanced behind-the-ear solution that features our latest technology to help you hear your best. It has two tiny microphones that pick up sound and convert it into digital signals. The sound processor is lightweight with a coil that sits against the head behind the ear and is held in place with a magnet.
The Nucleus 6 Sound Processor also provides the ability to amplify your existing natural hearing with Cochlear™ Hybrid™ Hearing.*

Use your natural hearing with Cochlear™ Hybrid™ Hearing*

If you are able to hear some sounds like lawn mowers and the rumble of thunder, but struggle to hear other sounds like birds chirping and children’s voices, you may benefit from our Hybrid™ Hearing* solution. Cochlear Hybrid Hearing is the first FDA-approved hearing solution of its kind. It uses the natural hearing you have while giving you access to the sounds you’re missing for improved sound quality and speech understanding.