CROS System: CROS and BiCROS Hearing Aid

Hearing aids for single sided deafness

Discover the high performance sound solutions that are available to you if your hearing loss only affects one ear or one ear is worse than the other. Single sided deafness is a fairly common type of hearing loss but with this type of hearing solution it enables you to continue to hear the world around you from both sides.

What is a CROS hearing aid?

CROS hearing solutions are suitable if you have hearing loss in one ear and normal hearing in your other ear.

This type of hearing solution has two parts, involving one for transmitting sound and one to receive it. One part of the CROS hearing solution would be placed into your poorer hearing ear and basically consists of a microphone and a transmitter which picks up the sounds around you. The transmitter works cleverly to send sounds wirelessly to the receiver and amplifier unit in your good ear allowing you to stay connected to your family and friends.

Personalised ear molds are of an open fit design so they don’t block the ability for you to hear the world of sound naturally through your good ear.

What is a BiCROS hearing aid?

If you struggle with little or no hearing in one ear and have some hearing loss in the other ear a similar system to explore is the BiCROS hearing solution. The hearing aid that sits in your deaf ear would be very similar to the system used in the CROS hearing solution. The BiCROS system operates the same way the CROS system does but the difference is that the hearing aid that would sit in your better ear would operate more like a normal hearing aid.

The BiCROS hearing solution combines sound signals from both ears and sends them to the better hearing ear giving you the joy of hearing on both sides, keeping you connected to you favourite hobbies and past times.

This type of solution can be completely personalised to you and the environments you find the most challenging. If you’re driving with passengers sat in the front seat and your left ear is your deaf ear, the CROS or BiCROS hearing systems could allow you to hear confidently what the person next to you is saying. 

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