In collaboration with Cochlear, Blue Sky has developed Kanso, a smart, simple and discreet off-the-ear cochlear implant sound processor.
Featuring a robust, all in one design, it’s easy for recipients to use. For clinicians, the design has few parts to manage and troubleshoot, optimising clinical time. Kanso is the smallest and lightest off-the-ear sound processor on the market.
Through the use of scientific engineering plastics, cochlear has combined the traditional coil, cable and behind the ear (BTE)) sound processor into a single unit, delivering a significant level of comfort and discretion to cochlear implant recipients. Kanso weighs 13.9 g with a magnet strength of 2 and 2 zinc air 675 batteries, compared to the major competitors at 18.5g.
- Kanso is the smallest and lightest off-the-ear sound processor on the market
Experienced cochlear implant recipients report that Kanso is so comfortable, they forget they are wearing it. They love how it “frees the ear” compared with a BTE sound processor, giving them the confidence to get on with their life. In a clinical trial, 82% of people rated Kanso as more comfortable than their BTE sound processor.
Kanso is designed to fit snugly against patient’s heads for comfort and security, giving them the confidence to connect to their world. With eight different colours, patients can personalise their sound processor and choose the shade that best matches their hair or sense of style.
Kanso features an automatic scene classifier, SmartSound® iQ with SCAN, and dual microphones, so recipients can experience quality hearing in every listening environment. This powerful combination of technologies delivers significantly better speech recognition in noise compared with competitor devices with a single microphone.
- Kanso is water resistant
Kanso can be used with Cochlear™ True Wireless™ devices, such as the Cochlear Wireless Mini Microphone and TV Streamer, enabling recipients to hear better over distance and in noise, and stream conversation, music and sound directly to their sound processor.
Kanso has a robust, all-in-one design. Recipients just press a single on/off button, place the Kanso on their head (positioned over the implant) and let Cochlear’s innovative technology take over.
The device is made of a very light and hardy material, with silicone joints and nano coating of some components making the device water-resistant (IP54) and allowing patients to enjoy activities in and around water with confidence.
Designed for discretion and comfort, Kanso gives Cochlear users greater freedom.
- Kanso is available is 6 colours