Cochlear Nucleus Aqua+
Product + engineering + Production
D+I collaborated with Cochlear to develop the Cochlear Nucleus Aqua+, an accessory that transforms the Cochlear Nucleus 6 Sound Processor into the only waterproof behind-the-ear product for the cochlear implant market.
Brave the elements
While there are many things you can do with the Nucleus 6 Sound Processor around water, the Aqua+ lets you swim in and under water with confidence because of its increased water resistance rating (IP68). Waterproofing is achieved by encasing the sound processor in a soft, form fitting silicone sleeve which connects to a specialised waterproof coil to seal off the sleeve and complete the protection of the sound processor. This allows prolonged use in water as deep as 3m, in environments such as the ocean, chlorinated pools and bath water.