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Why do my Widex Beyond hearing aids crackle when I listen to my iPhone?

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Paige Peterson, PhD

Hearing Healthcare Provider in Austin

02 November 2017 - 315 Views

To effectively answer this I would need a little more information. Are you streaming the call through the Beyond aids (I am assuming so)? How far is the phone from you as you are making the call? Are you standing next to a microwave oven?As a hearing aid user, I have had the Widex Beyond aids on my head. If you are not streaming the call to the aids and are putting the phone to your ear, it could be that you are getting intermittant signal from the autocoil. Assuming that the sound is streaming from the iPhone, the phone needs to be 30' from you (per... Read more

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 - 1479 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