Cochlear Limited is the global leader in implantable hearing solutions.

Our mission:

We help people hear and be heard.

We empower people to connect with others and live a full life.

We transform the way people understand and treat hearing loss
We innovate and bring to market a range of implantable hearing solutions that deliver a lifetime of hearing outcomes.


Nucleus® 7 Sound Processor

The world’s first cochlear implant sound processor you can control and stream directly from your compatible smartphone.

Small and mighty

The Nucleus® 7 Sound Processor is the smallest and lightestbehind-the-ear cochlear implant sound processor. It has built-in, advanced technology that provides direct audio streaming from a compatible Apple or Android™ device.


Take control with the Nucleus® Smart App

Adjust your settings across different environments. Monitor the status of your battery. Locate a missing sound processor.

You can do all this with the Nucleus Smart App, designed for the Nucleus 7 Sound Processor and compatible Apple or Android devices.



Directly stream calls and entertainment

Stream phone calls, music, audio books, videos and more, directly to your Nucleus 7 Sound Processor from compatible Apple and Android devices.

If you don’t have a compatible smartphone or tablet, you can enjoy streaming calls and music wirelessly with the Cochlear™ Wireless Phone Clip.

Hear your best in any environment

Never miss a moment – in a quiet room or outside on a windy day, your sound processor will automatically adjust using SmartSound® iQ with SCAN.

Take control of your hearing

Monitor, manage and control your Nucleus 7 Sound Processor using the Hearing Tracker in the Nucleus Smart App from a compatible Apple or Android device.


Nucleus® Kanso® 2 Sound Processor

Our latest off-the-ear sound processor: advanced connectivity and proven hearing performance technology2-5 in a simple8 and durable9 all-in-one design.

Designed for active lifestyles, the Kanso 2 Sound Processor combines off-the-ear comfort with our latest connectivity features and proven hearing performance technology2-5, giving you the freedom to hear wherever life takes you.

Building on the award-winning all-in-one design of the Kanso Sound Processor6, the Kanso 2 Sound Processor introduces direct streaming* and use of the Nucleus Smart App** from compatible smartphones. It also features a built-in rechargeable battery and improved dust and water resistance+ for added peace of mind.

The world’s smallest and lightest rechargeable off-the-ear cochlear implant sound processor7, Kanso 2 is designed to be so discreet and so comfortable you’ll barely notice you’re wearing it.

Filter out background noise

Dual microphones work together to filter out background noise and provide better hearing performance in noise than a single microphone.3

Hear your best in any environment

Whether you are in a quiet room or outside on a windy day, your device will automatically adjust using SmartSound® iQ with SCAN.

Nucleus® implants

Cochlear™ has a range of implants and electrodes for your type of hearing loss and cochlea anatomy. Discover what sets Nucleus® implants apart.


World’s thinnest10 implant: Cochlear™ Nucleus® Profile™ Implant

The Nucleus Profile and Profile Plus Series implants are the thinnest in the world.10

They are designed with a flexible coil to help conform to the natural curvature of your head

Both Profile Plus and Profile Series Implants also have a high impact resistance — up to 2.5 joules — which meets the European standards for impact testing.11



Industry-leading design for hearing performance

The anatomy of the cochlea varies from person to person. That’s why we offer a range of electrode shapes and lengths. Your surgeon will decide which one is best for you.

Unique features of Cochlear’s electrodes and implants include:

Unique features of Cochlear’s electrodes and implants include:

  • 22 active contacts.
  • Thinnest electrode.12
  • Electrodes which sit closest to the hearing nerve for your best hearing performance.13,14
  • Best long-term implant reliability record in the industry.***15

Wireless freedom — no strings attached

Get closer to the sounds and experiences that matter to you. Join work meetings and classroom discussions. Watch TV and talk on the phone.

These are just some of the ways you can connect to the people you love and to the world around you – using accessories without cords, neck loops or wires.

We design True Wireless devices* so you can focus less on trying to hear and more on enjoying your life.

What does True Wireless™ technology mean?

You get stereo-quality sound straight to your Cochlear™ sound processor. True Wireless devices connect to your sound processor using Bluetooth® technology.

True Wireless devices are compatible with the following:

  1. Nucleus® 7 Sound Processor
  2. Nucleus Kanso® 2 Sound Processor
  3. Nucleus Kanso Sound Processor
  4. Nucleus 6 Sound Processor


Explore all the ways True Wireless technology can help you hear.

  1. Mini Microphone 2+
  2. TV Streamer
  3. Phone Clip

Support for a lifetime

Cochlear is your partner for a lifetime of hearing. We have personalised tools and resources you can get at any time. We provide fast and convenient service, we answer your questions, and we help you get the most from your Cochlear device.


* The Cochlear Kanso 2 Sound Processor is compatible with Apple and Android devices. For compatibility information visit

** The Cochlear Nucleus Smart App is available on App Store and Google Play. For compatibility information visit

*** Based on latest generation of cochlear implants manufactured by Cochlear, Advanced Bionics, Oticon Medical available as at 31 December 2017.

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  2. Mauger SJ, et al. Clinical evaluation of the Nucleus 6 cochlear implant system: performance improvements with SmartSound iQ. Int J Audiol. 2014, Aug; 53(8): 564-576. [Sponsored by Cochlear].
  3. Mauger SJ, et al. Clinical outcomes with the Kanso off-the-ear cochlear implant sound processor. Int J Audiol. 2017, Apr;56(4): 267-276. [Sponsored by Cochlear].
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  10. D1655096 Competitor comparison of rec/stim thickness
  11. Clause 23.8 of EN 45502-2-3:2010
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  13. Holden LK, Finley CC, Firszt JB, Holden TA, Brenner C, Potts LG, et al. Factors affecting open-set word recognition in adults with cochlear implants. Ear Hear.2013 May-Jun;34(3):342-60.
  14. Esquia (2013): Esquia Medina, GN., Borel, S., Nguyen, Y., Ambert-Dahan, E., Ferrary, E., Sterkers, O., Bozorg Grayeli, A. Is Electrode-Modiolus Distance a Prognostic Factor for Hearing Performances after Cochlear Implant Surgery. Audiol Neurotol. 2013;18:406-413. DOI: 10.1159/000354115.
  15. Cochlear Limited, 454378. Comparison of reliability of cochlear implants commercially available (as at 31 December 2017). Data on file. Based on latest generation of cochlear implants manufactured by Cochlear, Advanced Bionics, Oticon Medical, and MED-EL available as at 31 December 2017.