Cochlear. Hear Now. And always


As the global leader in implantable hearing solutions, Cochlear’s story goes back more than 40 years to when Professor Graeme Clark invented the first multi-channel cochlear implant. Inspired by his father’s own hearing loss, he persevered for years to find a treatment. His breakthrough led to the foundation of Cochlear in 1981, where we continue his work today.


Since then, we’ve provided more than 700,000 implantable devices in over 180 countries, helping people of all ages to hear and live the life they want.
We are committed to helping you or your loved one achieve the best possible hearing every day.
This means providing innovative hearing solutions and ongoing support throughout your hearing journey – today and into the future.


Our Cochlear Implants

When you choose Cochlear you are choosing the most reliable cochlear implants available.1
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Our Sound Processors  

Designed to help you hear your best, Cochlear sound processors demonstrate proven hearing performance2-8 and offer our latest technologies.
We offer both on the ear and off the ear sound processors suitable for all ages.


Cochlear™ Nucleus® 8 Sound Processor

Smaller. Smarter. Better connected. 

Explore all the possibilities with the world’s smallest and lightest behind-the-ear sound processor.9
The Nucleus 8 Sound Processor brings together next-generation Bluetooth® connectivity¥ and smarter hearing performance so you can experience your best hearing.2-7,10-12

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Cochlear™ Kanso®2 Sound Processor

Smart has never been so simple

The Nucleus Kanso® 2 Sound Processor is our latest off-the-ear sound processor.
It offers direct streaming from compatible devices†, an easy-to-use and award-winning design, all wrapped up in the smallest and lightest rechargeable off-the-ear sound processor available.13

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Get in touch

Cochlear’s UK and Ireland team are here to help:
       Our contact details are here

If you are considering a cochlear implant for yourself or a loved one, you can find information and support here:

If you already have a cochlear implant and need to contact our Customer Service Team:

          01932 263640

Advice on Skin Health

A Leaflet prepared on skin health following implantation can seen  here
This information was created by the British CI Group (BCIG)


  1. D1932780. Cochlear Nucleus Reliability Report, Volume 20 December 2021.
  2. Cochlear Limited. D1864200 SCAN-X Design Description. Apr 2022.
  3. Warren C, Nel E, and Boyd P. Controlled comparative clinical trial of hearing benefit outcomes for users of the Cochlear™ Nucleus® 7 Sound Processor with mobile connectivity. Cochlear Implants International (2019 Feb); 20(3)
  4. Mauger SJ, et al. 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]
  5. Mauger SJ, et al. Clinical outcomes with the Kanso™ off-the-ear cochlear implant sound processor. International Journal of Audiology. 2017 Apr 3;56(4):267-76. [Sponsored by Cochlear]
  6. Wolfe J, et al. Benefits of Adaptive Signal Processing in a Commercially Available Cochlear Implant Sound Processor. Otol Neurotol. 2015 Aug;36(7):1181-90.
  7. Cochlear Limited. D1660797. CP1150 Sound Processor Interim Clinical Investigation Report. 2020
  8. Sivonen V, Willberg T, Aarnisalo AA, Dietz A. The efficacy of microphone directionality in improving speech recognition in noise for three commercial cochlear-implant systems. Cochlear Implants Int. 2020 May;21(3):153-159.
  9. Cochlear Limited. D1190805 Processor Size Comparison. May 2022.
  10. Hunn N. Introducing Bluetooth® LE Audio [Internet]. [cited 2022 Jan]. Available from:
  11. Cochlear Limited. D1631375 Nucleus 8 Sound Processor Product Definition
  12. A Technical Overview of LC3 [Internet]. Bluetooth® Technology Website. [cited 2022 Feb 28]. Available from:
  13. Cochlear Ltd. D1190805 Sound Processor Size Comparison. 2020; March. Data on file.
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 follow the directions for use. Not all products are available in all countries. Please contact your local Cochlear representative for product information.
Views expressed are those of the individual. Consult your health professional to determine if you are a candidate for Cochlear technology.
\ When the technology becomes available for the Cochlear Nucleus 8 Sound Processor, a firmware update to your sound processor will allow you to connect to Bluetooth LE Audio compatible devices.
‡ Compared to previous generation Nucleus 7 Sound Processor
† For information regarding the compatibility of Cochlear’s Sound Processors with Apple or Android devices, visit