Is there a sound receiver for my deaf ear that can send sound to my hearing ear?

Christine Pickup, AuD

Doctor of Audiology

04 May 2018 - 1.22K Views

When there is single sided deafness, there are several options available, including a CROS (contralateral routing of signal) hearing devices/BI-CROS, or bone anchored hearing aids (BAHA).  A BAHA picks up the sound on the deaf side, and sends the signals to the good ear through bone conduction.  It is a great option, which can also link via bluetooth to a cell phone.  BAHAs are also used for people with conductive hearing losses, but single sided deafness is also treatable with the BAHA.  

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Doctor of Audiology in Easley

04 May 2018 - 1.23K Views

Yes there is. It is called a CROS or a BiCROS system. A CROS system is used if the hearing in your non-deaf ear has hearing within normal limits. A BiCROS system is used if there is diagnosed hearing loss in the non-deaf ear so you better ear is also being treated. A variety of manufacturers now offer these technologies at different levels and with additional features like streaming, rechargeability, etc. It would be best to schedule an appointment with an audiologist so they can provide you with all of you options.

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Julie Link, AuD

Doctor of Audiology

05 May 2018 - 1.18K Views

Actually there is a microphone that goes on your deaf ear and a receiver on your hearing ear. Microphones pick up sounds and the receiver delivers them to the hearing ear. This treatment of single sided deafness is called a CROS or BiCROS system however other treatment options exist as well such as bone anchored hearing aids (BAHA) or cochlear implants. Visit your audiologist to have a single sided deafness evaluation to determine which treatment would provide you the most benefit.

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Audiologist in London

04 May 2018 - 1.2K Views

Yes there is a device called a Cros aid that can work with a regular aid to transmit the sound to the better hearing ear. These devices have really improved over the years & Phonak's latest which I received to evaluate yesterday offers full day rechargability. 

Out imminently where cosmetics are an issue is an instant fit completely in the canal device from Signia. I will update this response with more information about it once I get more acquainted with it but certainly an industry first.

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Keith Lam

Inventor, MBA-TM, BSET

04 May 2018 - 1.19K Views

As stated by these professional, there are more than one solution for your problem.  However, be certain that you really have no residual hearing at all in your "deaf" ear.  With the CROSS, you will loose your sense of direction even though you can hear more sound around you.  I would rather fit my patients with 2 aids (providing that they can still hear out of their worse ear) so that they can somewhat maintain their sense of direction.  Just something to think about. 

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Doctor of Audiology in Oklahoma City

04 May 2018 - 1.23K Views

Yes. What you’re looking for is a Cros/Bi-Cros system. Widex, Phonak, Starkey, and Signia all make them. My patients tend to prefer the Widex ones, however, all of them are good products. 

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Vincent D'Auria, AuD

Doctor of Audiology

04 May 2018 - 1.23K Views

Yes there is! What you are referring to is a CROS system. How it works is you wear a hearing device in your deaf ear and it wirelessly sends the information to a device in your better hearing ear. This is a great solution to always turning your better ear toward the person you are trying to listen to.

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