Phonak CROS B is the CROS device using Phonak Belong technology. When CROS B and an Audéo B hearing aid are fitted together, it enables clients with single-sided deafness to hear speech more accurately and better able to follow conversations from whatever direction.
Using Binaural VoiceStream Technology the CROS B wirelessly sends the sounds from the ear that has no hearing over to the better side.
Phonak uses their integrated StereoZoom system which has proven successful at binaural beamforming. It creates a very narrow beam to focus in on single voices when in a crowd. This can deliver much better speech understanding when in background noise.
Even though the Belong range has now been superseded by the Marvel, it is still current with the CROS as there are no plans to bring out a Marvel CROS. According to Phonak the constant streaming between the aids, combined with the Bluetooth features of Marvel would use too much battery power
The Phonak CROS is a specialist hearing instrument. It is specifically designed for people with no hearing at all on one side. The CROS aid is worn on the “dead” side and transmits sound to a hearing aid worn on the other ear. Please note, another Phonak hearing aid is required on the other ear to enable the sound to be received.
If the “good” side is near normal then the lowest technology hearing aid can be worn. If the “good” ear is impaired then higher technology hearing instruments can be considered. This configuration is called BICROS and may cost more if you choose a higher technology “receiving” hearing aid.
CROS is available in custom in-ear versions, as well as RIC and BTE behind the ear versions.
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