Cochlear: NEW OTE Processor ( KANSO 2?) - Rechargeable - Waterproof - Direct Streaming from iOS / Android Devices
The US FCC has just approved the radio equipment in a new OTE processor, the CP1150 - similar in appearance to the KANSO.
Certain information, including the User Manual, remains under embargo - here’s my best analysis of what information has been published:
Rechargeable: It would appear that there is no provision for the use of disposable batteries.
Water Resistance: Rated IP68 “waterproof”. The original KANSO is rated IP54 “splash resistant”
Connectivity: Incorporates a Bluetooth LE radio, same as the CP1000 (Nucleus 7) uses for direct streaming from iOS / Android source devices
The CP1150 has yet to be approved by Health Canada or the US FDA - commercial availa Health Canada Approves KANSO 2!
Health Canada, on March 3, 2020, approved the CP1150 / KANSO 2 sound processor.
Also approved, a “Home Charger” and a “Portable Charger”.
This was quite a surprize, as approval was not expected anytime soon!
No word so far on approvals in other regions.