The Kanso

January 24, 2017

Striding forward with Sleek Innovation


In keeping with the innovation expected from implant industry leaders, Cochlear™, the exciting new Kanso is a sleek, discreet and easy to use sound processor.

‘Kanso’ is a Japanese word for “Simplicity” and it describes this ground-breaking off-the-ear (OTE) sound processor perfectly.


Creativity to Meet a Need:

Cochlear™ experts designed the Kanso after identifying a gap in market products. Listening to customer feedback told them that many individuals using advanced sound technology were eager for an alternative design. Focusing their creativity led them to perform a makeover on the common behind-the-ear (BTE) hearing processors.

Thus they created the Kanso, a unique processor that is remarkable in its compactness and tiny size. The Kanso sound processors presents function partnered beautifully with form!


Comfortable, Stylish, & Easy-to-Use:

It is designed to have a streamlined, simple, no frills shape so as to not draw attention itself. With its clever design and lightweight size, it may go unseen and you may even forget that you are wearing it!

- “Most participants rated Kanso better than their own behind-the-ear (BTE) sound processor on measures of comfort, look and feel, and ease of use.”

The Kanso can automatically adjust settings between environments, a convenience that further diminishes attention drawn to the device.


No Sacrifice of Sound Quality for Size:

Wearers eager to experience a less bulky and visible sound processor do not need to worry that Cochlear™ has achieved form while sacrificing function, the Kanso still provides state of the art hearing performance technology.

In clinical trials:

- 88% of people rated their overall hearing performance with Kanso to be the same or better than with their behind-the-ear (BTE) sound processor.

 - 93% of people rating listening to music with Kanso to be the same or better as with their behind-the-ear (BTE) processor


The Kanso’s Additional Features:

The Kanso is enhanced by a wide range of device-extensions to make your experience of sound even better. No need to worry about keeping up with your active lifestyles as the Kanso is easily waterproofed with the Aqua+ for Kanso.

Additional device-extensions include CR230 & CR210 remote assistance, mini microphones, TV streamer, phone clips and headbands. To see how to pair these devices with a Kanso check out this video series.


The Kanso is for Everyone

As part of the “Hear now. And always” initiative tech experts have purposely designed the implants to be able to access new technologies.

If you are intrigued or excited about the possibility of using a Kanso, it is possible for you to upgrade your processor technology without an additional surgery. The only implants not compatible compatible with Kanso, are the CI22M (Cochlear’s oldest commercially available implants).


Learning More about Kanso

Get to Know Kanso key features with this close-captioned video series showcasing:

- Indicator light & control buttons

- Air slots & Safety line attachments

- Multiple Microphone ports

- Front and battery covers & Battery cover lock


Learn how to get started with a Kanso in this series of instructional videos:

- Unlocking & Locking the Battery Cover & Changing the Battery

- Turning the device on and off

- Changing programs

- Wearing Your Kanso

- Attaching a Safety Line &  Attaching a Softwear Pad


For how to care and maintain a Kanso processor see these video’s:

- How to store

- Regular Care

- Changing The Microphone Protectors

 If you prefer reading instead of watching you can download a basic guide to Kanso here or a more in-depth guide here.


Cochlear™ : Hear for Life

If you are ready to experience Kanso or have questions about whether or not the Kanso might be right for you, your child, or someone you know — The dedicated team at Southern ENT is happy to answer your questions and provide the information that you need to make informed decisions. Contact us today to find out how the Kanso can make the world of sound even better.


For any information or advice, please call our offices on 011 667 6243

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