Released in late 2016, the Cochlear Kanso is a discreet cochlear implant processor that provides an alternative to traditional behind-the-ear processors:
The Kanso Sound Processor provides a distinct new way for cochlear implant users to hear. Unlike most hearing aids and current cochlear implant sound processors that are worn on the ear, Kanso is a small, off-the-ear hearing device that provides a more discreet hearing solution and delivers the same hearing experience as a behind-the-ear sound processor.
The name Kanso is a Japanese word for ‘simplicity,’ and it was selected in recognition of Kanso’s all-in-one design. The Kanso Sound Processor features a single on/off button with no cables so it is easy to use. It is worn on the user’s head with nothing behind the ear, adding greater comfort for those with glasses, and it can be easily hidden under or blended within a user’s hair [...]
Kanso is discreet, smart and simple. As the smallest, lightest off-the-ear sound processor on the market and the only one featuring dual microphones, Kanso provides the user discretion, enhanced comfort as well as the most advanced hearing technology.
The Kanso Sound Processor has the same proven technology as the Cochlear™ Nucleus® 6 Sound Processor. It features dual microphones and SmartSound® iQ with SCAN, which allows the sound processor to automatically adjust to different listening environments, providing a seamless experience to the user.
The Kanso Sound Processor includes Cochlear True Wireless™ technology and provides access to the True Wireless range of accessories, allowing users to stream conversation, phone calls, music and television programs directly to their sound processor. Customers can also swim with their Kanso Sound Processor using the waterproof Aqua+ for Kanso accessory...
Source: Cochlear Kanso press release
Watch this short video to find out how Cochlear’s research and producer development teams came together to build the newest innovation, the Kanso™ Sound Processor, which offers the same industry-leading technology as the Nucleus® 6 Sound Processor, but in a very small and compact design.
The Cochlear Nucleus Kanso has telecoil, push button, ip rating (liquid), ip rating (solid), disposable batteries, power switch, wireless connectivity, directionality, and adjustment synchronization.