Unilateral hearing loss means either complete or severe loss of hearing in one ear that no hearing aid can overcome. Suffering from such a one-sided deafness involves inability to perceive sounds on that ear’s side and thus to understand speech. The only efficient help comes from CROS (Contralateral Routing of Signals) products that were created to transfer the sound signals that should have been picked up by the unaidable ear, to the better one. The system is able to work with the better ear being both completely unaffected by hearing loss and requiring hearing aid. In the latter case, the device can receive the signal and enhance it for the user – such a solution is called BiCROS technology. Thus, Phonak CROS is a perfect, feature rich hearing instrument for those who suffer from unilateral hearing.
Phonak CROS and advanced Wireless technology
Phonak CROS belongs to the line of Phonak products that have the powerful Spice chipset at their core, which enables the full bandwidth audio transmission. The CROS uses this advanced technology to wirelessly transmit the sound signals from unaidable ear straight into the better one (or the device in it). Since all Phonak products are created with functionality and comfort of use in mind, Phonak CROS was designed to be as non-problematic as possible. This means there are no additional components or accessories required for the transmitting the sound.
There is always room for enhancement with Phonak
On the other hand, it is fully compatible with a wide range of the innovative and top of the line hearing aids built on Spice platform. Thanks to such a solution, CROS users can also enjoy the state-of-the-art features created by Phonak for hearing enhancement, such as SoundFlow, Real Ear Sound and UltraZoom with SNR-Boost, SoundRecover and FlexControl.