A BICROS hearing aid delivers powerful solutions for those with different levels of hearing loss in each ear.
It’s tempting to think that hearing loss affects all people in a similar way, and that it affects each ear evenly. While unilateral hearing loss is not uncommon, many people suffer from hearing loss that is greater in one ear than the other, often to a significant extent. In these situations, a standard hearing aid or a CROS hearing aid will not serve. A BICROS hearing aid is the best choice.
A BICROS hearing aid is designed specifically for those with dissimilar levels of hearing loss, for instance, if hearing loss is only affecting one ear, and the other ear is able to hear normally. In this situation, a microphone is placed on the ear with hearing loss, and the signal is then sent to a hearing aid in the good ear. This provides you with the ability to hear sounds that would otherwise have been missed.
There are many advantages to wearing a BICROS hearing aid, including a reduction in the head-shadow effect that many users report with other styles of hearing aids, as well as an improvement in your ability to determine the direction of certain sounds.
Not sure that a BICROS hearing aid is the right choice for your needs? Call Pindrop today at 416-484-4327 to learn more about CROS/BICROS hearing aids, as well as the many other styles on the market. We’re happy to schedule a professional hearing assessment for you with our audiologist as well to determine exactly what severity of hearing loss is affecting each ear.