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CROS Hearing Aids

CROS hearing aids: double-sided sound

On top of the six main types of hearing aids, there is one other type that has a different functionality. They are called CROS hearing aids, which stands for “Contralateral Routing of Signal”. They are meant for people who have severe hearing loss, including deafness, in only one ear, but whose other ear does not have hearing loss.
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BiCROS hHearing Aids

People who have severe hearing loss, or deafness, in one ear and minor hearing loss in the other can use BiCROS hearing aids. 
  • Sound sychronisation
    As with CROS hearing aids, the microphone in your ear with profound hearing loss picks up sound and sends it to the hearing aid in the other ear
  • Multiple Styles
    You can get them in both BTE and ITE hearing aid styles. 
  • Amplifies sound separately
    Since your other ear also has hearing loss, it has its own microphone and sound processor in order to amplify sound from the side of your other ear.
  • Natural sound
    Both hearing aids are received, processed and amplified separately so you hear them together in a more natural manner.


  • Smaller and more discreet main unit than BTE hearing aid models
  • Has a more open fit, which provides a more natural sound quality of the wearer's own voice
  • Still a bigger size for larger batteries, longer battery life, and rechargeable hearing aids
  • The most common hearing aid type that has rechargeable battery models
  • Typically more powerful sound amplification and advanced technology and features
  • The receiver can be replaced separately from the main unit


  • More visible and less discreet than other, smaller hearing aid types
  • May pick up more wind noise than other styles
  • May not be suitable for people who wear eyeglasses
  • Blocks up more of your ear, which can make wearers feel plugged up
  • The receiver in the ear is more prone to damage from moisture and blockage from earwax
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If you think you have hearing loss, but you aren’t sure if you want to request an appointment at a hearing clinic, you can always try a free online hearing test.
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Which Type of Hearing Aid is Right For You?

Choosing hearing aids involves considering various factors, including your level of hearing loss, ear size and shape, budget, preferred features, and stylistic preferences.

Your ideal choice may not align with your initial preferences, as factors like profound hearing loss or small ear canals may limit certain options.

Consulting with a hearing care expert during a clinic visit, where a full hearing test and consultation are conducted, will help you identify suitable types based on your needs and preferences. From there, you can explore different brands and models to find the right fit within your budget with the desired features.

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Hearing aid types

Are you looking for hearing aids? Hearing aids come in a variety of types and styles, which can be broken into two main categories. We will talk about each type of hearing aid as well as the advantages and disadvantages of them.

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