Do you use a ReSound hearing aid and Cochlear™ device and wish you could control both from just one app on your smartphone when you’re out and about? Life is about to get a little easier.


Controlling both devices

Recipient in kitchen with family controlling hearing devices with the Nucleus Smart App

“If I had one app to control both, I’d be able to get more control out of how I use my hearing and adjust all the settings a lot more and make the most out of my processor,” says 29-year-old Bec, who uses a Cochlear Nucleus® 8 Sound Processor on one ear and a ReSound hearing aid on the other (which is called bimodal).

“If I’m out and about, I have to stop what I’m doing for 30 seconds to adjust both ears before being able to continue the conversation, which just isn’t practical,” says Bec, who until now has had to use a separate app for each device.

For bimodal recipients like Bec, that’s now a thing of the past. A new update to the Nucleus Smart App1 adds bimodal control for recipients with a compatible ReSound hearing aid2 and a Nucleus 8, Nucleus 7 or Kanso® 2 Sound Processor. It means you can use the Nucleus Smart App to quickly adjust both your hearing aid and sound processor settings to help you achieve your best possible hearing.

Whether it’s changing programs or adjusting volume, you can fine-tune both devices at the same time until you have selected the settings that work best for your listening environment.

Bec, 29 has found using a ReSound hearing aid on one ear and a Cochlear device on the other has helped her “get the best of both worlds”.

“I chose a ReSound hearing aid because it meant that I could stream to both my ears from my phone, which means that I can take phone calls, I can listen to music and podcasts and hear it in both ears with really good clarity,” she says.

“There are some things that I can hear better with my Cochlear [sound processor] and some things that I can hear better with my hearing aid. And so I feel like I’m getting a bit of both and it’s a better situation,” she says.

Your questions answered

Woman hugging graduate controlling hearing devices with the Nucleus Smart App

Q. What settings can I adjust on my ReSound hearing aid with the Nucleus Smart App’s bimodal control?

A. You can adjust volume, change programs and manage wireless accessories.

Q. What hearing aids and sound processors are compatible?

A. You can find a list of the ReSound hearing aids that can be used through the Nucleus Smart App by visiting The Cochlear Nucleus 8, Nucleus 7 and Kanso 2 Sound Processors are compatible with the Nucleus Smart App.

Q. What else can I do with the Nucleus Smart App?

A. If you have a Cochlear Nucleus 8, Nucleus 7 or Kanso 2 Sound Processor, you can also use the app to:

  • check your battery status
  • track your hearing and set daily goals
  • manage audio streaming of Cochlear True Wireless™ devices
  • locate a misplaced sound processor
  • keep your sound processor up to date

Ready to get started?

Want to control both your hearing devices from one app? You can use the Nucleus Smart App to manage your compatible ReSound hearing aid and Cochlear™ Sound Processor. Learn more here:

Download the Nucleus Smart App on the Apple App Store or on the Google Play App Store.

  1. The Cochlear Nucleus Smart App is available on the App Store and Google Play. For compatibility information visit
  2. For compatibility information and devices visit and ReSound is a trademark of GN Hearing A/S.
Jen Schulz
Jen Schulz is an Associate Marketing Manager and has worked for Cochlear since 2016. She is responsible for creating and publishing recipient services content and communications. Jen was born and raised in New York but now calls Colorado home. She enjoys baking in her spare time and spending time with her husband and 2 dogs.