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.2, 3
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.**
The Kanso Sound Processor will be available in eight colors, allowing the device to blend in with a wide range of hair colors.
In clinical trials, 88 percent of cochlear implant users rated their overall hearing performance with Kanso to be the same or better than with their current behind-the-ear sound processor.1 Study participants liked or preferred Kanso over their behind-the-ear sound processor on measures of comfort, look and feel and ease of use, with 93 percent of users rating listening to music with Kanso to be the same or better as with their behind-the-ear processor.1
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This course will provide an introduction latest off the ear sound processor to the Nucleus family, the Kanso Sound Processor. It will also include improvements in the latest version of Custom Sound programming software.
Tuesday, October 4, 2016 at 12:00 pm EDT
CEUs/Hours Offered: AAA/0.1 Intermediate; ACAud/1.0; ASHA/0.1 Intermediate, Professional; BAA/1.0; CAA/1.0; IACET/0.1; IHS/1.0; Kansas DHE, LTS-S0035/1.0; NZAS/1.0; SAC/1.0
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Presented by Janet Clarke, AuD., Professional Education Manager
Dr. Clarke is a Professional Education Manager for Cochlear Americas. She joined Cochlear in 1998 and has been in various Clinical or Learning roles throughout her career at Cochlear. She has been an audiologist since 1992, working with cochlear implants since 1993 and Baha since Cochlear’s acquisition of Entific in 2005. Prior to joining Cochlear, Janet worked at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Janet has her AuD from the University of Florida, and did her undergraduate & graduate degrees at Purdue University.
- Jones, Marian, Mauger, Stefan. Cochlear® Clinical Investigation Report. Acceptance of the CP950/KANSO sound processor with experienced CP810/CP900 series BTE sound processor participants. Version 1.0. Clinical Investigation Plan Number CLTD5591 v.5. Windchill No. 582225. CIR D1072418. Aug 12, 2016.
- Cochlear Limited. CP950 Kanso Sound Processor User Guide. Data on file, July 2016.
- MED-EL Medical Electronics. RONDO User Manual. Last accessed July 2016. Available at: http://www.medel.com/int/rondo.
* SNR-WR, WNR and SCAN 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: and 2) report a preference for different program settings.
** The Kanso Sound Processor is water resistant to level IP54 of the International Standard IEC60529. The Kanso Sound Processor with the Aqua+ is water resistant to level IP68 of the International Standard when used with LR44 alkaline or nickel metal hydride disposable batteries.