With a BICROS hearing aid, cost is only one factor to consider for improving your hearing.
It can be a little daunting to compare the different styles of hearing aids on the market. There are quite a few out there. Maybe an in-the-ear (ITE) model is right for you. Perhaps you’re better suited for a behind-the-ear (BTE) hearing aid. However, for those with significantly greater hearing loss in one ear than the other, the right option is a BICROS hearing aid. Cost is just one factor to consider here. You also need to know how these hearing aids work.
A BICROS hearing aid is actually a combination of two different elements. The main hearing aid is located on the ear with better hearing. Then, a microphone is placed on the less usable, or “dead” ear. Sound is picked up by the microphone and routed to the hearing aid on the good ear, ensuring that you’re able to hear, even if the sound is being received on the bad side.
There are several other advantages of a BICROS hearing aid. Cost is generally comparable with a CROS system, or other advanced hearing aids. They also reduce the “halo” effect that many patients report when attempting to use other styles of hearing aids with significantly different hearing capabilities on one side. Finally, you’ll discover that you’re better able to determine the source of a particular sound with this type of hearing aid.
If you suffer from significantly worse hearing in one ear than the other, Pindrop can help. Call us today at 416-484-4327 to discuss your options, including a BICROS hearing aid.