Let’s face it, deciding which type of hearing aid technology is right for you can be difficult, especially if you don’t know too much about the market.

With so many different factors to include, such as real ear measurements, hearing aid fitting, listening preferences, and device functionality, sometimes making your decision can take longer than expected.

As California’s most trusted hearing aid experts, we understand that hearing technology is just one part of the puzzle and there are many other factors to consider.

But before we recommend any type of technology to anyone, we will always encourage others to invest their time in research and look into all of the options available.

A particular device which has recently been making a name for itself is the Phonak CROS.

In this article, we will be sharing with you an audiologist’s honest review of the device, including its flaws and strengths as well as identifying which category of people will benefit from it.

But first, you might be wondering, who is Phonak?

Who is Phonak?

Phonak is a Swedish company which has been making hearing aids since 1947 and changing the lives of many people through revolutionary technology.

We have been fitting our patients with Phonak devices for many years, and, over time, we have seen the distinct changes in their technology.

They are recognized as one of the best hearing companies in the market for the ability to assist people in group and classroom conversations. Except, this is just one of the Phonak CROS’s many functions and benefits.

What Makes Phonak CROS Hearing Aids Different?

With frequent releases of hearing aid technology, you might be thinking “What is so different about this model?”

Well, pioneered by audiologists, the Phonak CROS uses wireless technology to send sounds from your non-hearing side to your hearing ear.

BICROS stands for “bilateral contralateral routing of signals” and means a hearing aid system with one microphone placed in a hearing aid at each ear.

It is intended for those with single-sided hearing loss to help balance out the auditory input so the patient can hear well in both ears.

Usually for someone with a single-sided hearing loss, they are having to work twice as hard with their “good ear” to compensate for the loss of sounds in their “bad ear.”

This type of model makes busy restaurants and environments easier to hear, allowing you to engage in social interaction easier without having to turn your head or strategically position yourself in order to best hear.

Offering five styles from behind-the-ear, receiver-in-canal, rechargeable, full shell custom in-ear, and ITC custom in-ear, there is a model for everyone.

It also comes with a range of impressive functions including:

  • Built-in battery, which is designed to last for hours.
  • Almost invisible exterior, making it perfect for style-conscious wearers

Would You like to Experience the Difference for Yourself?

After reading this article, you might be drawn to the Phonak CROS device, but perhaps you don’t commit to making a decision right away.

Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.

If you’re considering whether the Phonak CROS device is right for you, then the next step is to trial out the device with a no-obligation fee.

Through UpState’s “14-Day Test Drive,” you will be custom fit with the Phonak CROS and get the chance to experience the difference for yourself.

Over the course of two weeks, you can test them against your lifestyle to see if they work for you. We encourage our patients to be as honest as possible, so please give us the full truth!

After that, you can return them to us, and we will have a discussion over how you found it went.

There’s no fee or commitment involved, and we won’t leave you with an expensive bill at the end of it. We just want to see how they work for you.

Does this sound like something of interest?

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We look forward to hearing from you.

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Kenneth H. Wood, BC-HIS

After earning a degree in electronics in 1982, Ken began his career by doing hearing aid repairs. As a hearing device user since he was eight and now with over 30 years of experience fitting hearing aids, Ken personally understands the unique problems and solutions associated with hearing loss and hearing devices.