Accessories for cochlear implant sound processors

Learn about the different accessories for cochlear implant sound processors and how they could improve your hearing on the telephone, watching television, listening to music, or in a classroom lecture.

Depending on the hearing situation, there are a variety of accessories available to assist with you with getting the best out of your device today.

For swimming:

Today’s sound processors allow you to enjoy water activities with water proof accessories like a silicone sleeve that sits comfortably on the ear and fits tightly around the processor where additional protection is needed.

For one on one conversation:

Portable microphones allow you to transmit sound and speech directly to your sound processor allowing you to hold a conversation in especially noisy settings.

For classroom lectures:

  1. Personal FM systems bypass the problems of background noise, distance and poor acoustics by sending sound directly to you. Each system consists of a transmitter microphone used by the speaker and a receiver worn by you. The transmitter sends sound across a special FM frequency to the receiver, which then transmits the sound either to your hearing device or to a headset. You can adjust the volume on your personal FM system according to your needs.
  2. In addition, the portable microphone which allows you to transmit sound and speech directly to the sound processor also works in a class room environment when clipped to your child’s teacher.

For phone conversations:

There are accessories that offer reliable Bluetooth connection that take advantage of your smartphone’s voice control functionality, allowing you to make hands free calls without even taking the phone out of your pocket. The same technology also makes it easy to stream music directly to the sound processor.

For TV watching:

TV streaming devices allow for stereo sound to be transmitted directly from the TV to the sound processor.

For fashion:

Today’s sound processors come in a range of colours, patterns and even embellishments like crystals to reflect the user’s style.


The information on this website is for educational purposes, and is not intended to replace medical advice. Please consult a hearing healthcare professional to diagnose or treat a hearing or health problem.

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