The discreet Kanso® Sound Processor is the only off-the-ear cochlear implant sound processor with dual microphone technology



The Cochlear™ Kanso® Sound Processor is the only off-the-ear (OTE) cochlear implant sound processor with dual microphones and SmartSound® iQ with SCAN*.

Kanso dual microphones can enhance a recipient’s ability to hear in noisy environments by up to 30%.1,2 Combined with SmartSound iQ with SCAN, Kanso dual microphones allow the sound processor to automatically adjust to different listening environments, providing a seamless hearing experience.2,3

The Kanso Sound Processor is designed to be light, discreet and comfortable. As an off-the-ear option, it is the smallest in the industry.4,5

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*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
  1. Amlani AM. Efficacy of directional microphone hearing aids: a meta-analytic perspective. J Am Acad Audiol 2001;12(4):202-14.
  2. Stefan J. Mauger, Marian Jones, Esti Nel & Janine Del Dot (2017) Clinical outcomes with the Kanso™ off-the-ear cochlear implant sound processor, International Journal of Audiology, 56:4, 267-276, DOI: 10.1080/14992027.2016.1265156
  3. Cochlear Limited, A clinical comparison of the Cochlear™Nucleus®5 noise management options, Cochlear White Paper; 2010, N34545F JUN10 ISS1.
  4. Cochlear Limited. CP950 Kanso Sound Processor User Guide. Data on file, July 2016.
  5. MED-EL Medical Electronics. RONDO User Manual. Last accessed July 2016. Available at:
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