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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!

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

what are the best hearing aids for single sided deafness

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Margaret ("Peggy") Tomko, AuD

Audiologist in Newport News

28 September 2017 - 684 Views

There are a few options to consider for this scenario:1) CROS (if the better ear is normal) or BiCROS (if the better ear has a hearing loss as well)2) Osseointegrated hearing aid, such as the Cochlear Baha or Oticon Ponto (this may not be possible if the better ear has a significant loss, or if the patient is not a surgical candidate)3) Unilateral cochlear implant (may not be covered by insurance, or the patient may not be a candidate for surgery or the implant itself)You can visit your hearing healthcare professional to discuss the options and... Read more