What is the best BiCros hearing aid?

Mark Butler, AAS

Hearing Healthcare Provider

27 December 2018 - 1.21K Views

The best BiCros is a somewhat subjective question.  The answer varies based on your particular hearing loss and the skill of the dispenser.  Several manufacturers make good Bicros systems including Phonak, Signia, and Starkey.  I have fit many of each brand with good success.  Currently I would personally lean more toward either Phonak's new B series or the new Signia NX series.  Both of them have excellent automatic programs in their top level aids that will compensate on their own as you move from one listening environment into another.  The biggest benefit, however, is finding a dispenser who is really good at fine tuning your hearing aids.  If the person programming them knows what they are doing you should get a good benefit from most any of the major brands.
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Audiologist in Brooklyn

27 December 2018 - 1.19K Views

There are some great BiCROS hearing aid systems out there such as Widex, Phonak, Signia. Each one has different features that may be best for you so be sure to have a discussion with your Audiologist to explain what your hearing needs are and what is most important for you in selecting a device. Also, some individuals have a personal preference for one unit due to sound quality or performance so a hearing aid evaluation which allows for a demo of each unit is ideal for you to choose the best unit for YOU.

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Sheri Gostomelsky, AuD

Doctor of Audiology

27 December 2018 - 1.19K Views

Four out of the six major hearing aid manufacturers Starkey, Widex, Signia and Phonak make BiCros solutions.  Each of these products are great if fit properly .  Most patients are interested in the very best hearing.  We all have different needs; telecoils, connecting to the phone,  streaming music,  rechargeable batteries, and improved TV listening all are possible but not all manufacturers offer every feature.  There is really no "best" product.  What's best is a solution that most closely meets your needs in the hands of a skilled professional. 

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Rubens Hazout

Professional Member

28 December 2018 - 1.15K Views

I work with Phonak BiCros for my patients. In my opinion those are the best and they exist in five different model (rechargeable, customed..) which gives you some options to discuss with your hearing healthcare provider.

The results are good but of course we need to remain realistic in  noisy environments..

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