Main features of the Phonak CROS B hearing aids
The Phonak CROS ITE was launched in 2011 and is designed for people who only have hearing in one of their ears. Available as the CROS or BICROS system, it is suitable whether you have perfect hearing in your good ear or if you have a hearing loss in that ear as well. CROS stands for Contralateral Routing Of Signal and refers to the way the sound is transmitted from one ear to the other.
CROS B hearing aids – For those who have no hearing loss in their good ear
This system works by placing a transmitter in your non-hearing ear to pick up the sound. This then wirelessly sends the sounds to a device in your normal hearing ear while maintaining a natural sound.
BICROS hearing aids – For those who also have hearing loss in their hearing ear
If you also have a hearing loss in your other ear, the BICROS system will work in exactly the same way as the CROS but the receiving hearing aid will also manage the hearing loss in this ear.
This system is available in the following ITE (In the Ear) styles:
The Phonak CROS system can be paired with any wireless capable Phonak hearing aid in the new Spice range. As they are wirelessly capable, they can be connected to a number of Phonak wireless accessories. These accessories include.
Any additional features would depend on the model of hearing aid you choose to pair with your CROS system. You need both sides which are priced separately. Some examples:
Price valid if fitted with another hearing aid purchased from ourselves. If the CROS unit is to be fitted to an existing hearing aid then there will be an additional £250 fee for the fitting and ongoing aftercare.