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I have a Phonak cross-over pair--one ear is deaf and the aid in that ear transmits over to the good ear. Are similar products available for the Audeo B-R?

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Rebecca Jahed, AuD

Clinical Audiologist in Prince Frederick

13 April 2017 - 497 Views

At this point, there is not an option for a rechargeable CROS/BICROS with the Phonak Belong series.  I check every so often when I call Phonak because it would be an amazing option to offer those with an un-aidable ear.  This information that I have been given is that the battery voltage is not compatible with the requirements necessary when streaming with the CROS/BICROS system at this time.  The Belong series does have a CROS option (CROS-B) but it is not with the rechargeable battery. 

What companies make CROS hearing aids?

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Margaret ("Peggy") Tomko, AuD

Audiologist in Newport News

28 September 2017 - 240 Views

Starkey, Phonak, Widex, and Signia (Siemens) have CROS technology.

I have single-sided deafness. What are the differences between the Widex CROS, Phonak CROS, and Signia CROS hearing aids?

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Christopher S. Frink, MS

Audiologist in Salem

03 June 2017 - 1815 Views

I have quite a bit of experience with CROS technology and single-sided deafness, having conducted four separate studies and individual assessments of unique products when they've been introduced.  So, I'd like to actually present a brief history on CROS technology to serve as a foundation for my recommendations.CROS technology has actually existed for a few decades, but prior to 2005 was fairly rudimentary.  Most manufacturers offered a solution utilizing a physical cord extending from one device to the other.  Most patients found this cumbersome and... Read more

I am deaf in my right ear. I have diminished hearing in my left ear. Is there a hearing aid that would go in my left ear and transmit to a hearing aid in my left ear?

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Margaret ("Peggy") Tomko, AuD

Audiologist in Newport News

13 November 2017 - 116 Views

What you should look for is CROS technology (the transmitter worn on your right will send the signal "wirelessly" to a hearing aid on the left, and the left hearing aid will amplify it according to the hearing loss in your left ear).Here are the manufacturers that have CROS technology: Starkey, Phonak, Widex, and Signia (Siemens).Good luck!