- Small and discreet
- Can be paired with Phonak hearing aids
- Uses wireless technology
Phonak offers a Cros system for people who have lost the hearing in one ear and need the sound transferred to the other ear in order to be able to effectively hear from both ears. Cros stands for Contralateral Routing Of Signal and the Phonak technology has been developed using the SPICE processing platform. A Cros system uses the residual hearing in the "good" ear. If there is also a degree of loss in the "good" ear then amplification can be provided and the system becomes a BiCros.
So how does it work?
It is done by using Phonak’s wireless technology so sound is delivered from one ear to the other by "full bandwidth audio transmission" and the sound processing capability of the SPICE chip platform. When launched the Cros system was claimed to be the smallest on the market so using the ITE (In the ear) format one can now have a Cros system which is powerful and discrete.
In addition to delivering sound to the good ear there is the added benefit of the system being compatible with Phonak’s wireless accessory range and for those with hearing impairment the Cros can be paired with any of the wireless devices using the SPICE platform. This would be an ITE BiCros system that could cater for a wide degree of hearing loss in the aided ear.
If you have complete loss of hearing in one ear there is a strong possibility that the Phonak Cros system could provide a real benefit to you going a long way to restoring the benefits enjoyed by those who have hearing from both ears.