Don't miss a word - even with a deaf ear

For people who can only hear on one side, listening can be extremely strenuous in many daily situations. Understanding speech is particularly difficult in noisy surroundings and can be very exhausting. Signia CROS and BiCROS solutions offer an innovative way for people with an unaidable hearing loss in one ear to hear and understand better. Wireless technology significantly reduces their listening effort.

People with a unilateral unaidable hearing loss are particularly challenged. Whether on the street, in the office, or talking with friends, sounds and voices are indistinct or not heard at all when they come from the “wrong” side. Constantly moving their heads to try to hear better is strenuous, and also not always an option (for example when driving). Above all, their ability to understand speech is severely limited. The new Signia CROS Pure® device, which wirelessly transmits the signals from the ear without any hearing to the other ear, can help.

Hearing sounds from both sides

With the Signia CROS and BiCROS solutions, people with unaidable hearing loss in one ear can hear every word, even when the person speaking is standing on the “wrong” side. The new Signia CROS Pure Transmitter on this ear picks up the sound and wirelessly transmits the processed signals to a Signia hearing aid on the other ear. If this other ear can hear normally, this is referred to as a CROS solution. If it is also affected by a hearing loss, the Signia hearing aid delivers the combined and amplified sound from both sides. This solution is called BiCROS. Both solutions offer even more benefits to people with unilaterally unaidable hearing loss. They are light and discreet, and operate with high energy efficiency.

Comfortable hearing – even with unilateral hearing loss

As counterparts to the CROS Pure Transmitter, the Signia hearing aids offer wearers all the benefits of the latest technology platform. The SPEECH singles out the voice of the person talking, even in noisy environments and with multiple other people speaking. EchoShield improves hearing in acoustically challenging, echoing environments. The integrated HD Music settings provide an enjoyable musical experience in HD quality. Together, these innovative functions not only ensure better hearing and comprehension, but also a better general sense of well-being. In a recent study*, it was proven that Signia’s hearing aids devices significantly reduce hearing strain. This makes hearing effortless throughout the day.

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* Study conducted at the University of Northern Colorado, 2015, examined the effectiveness of the new features of primax by collecting and analyzing ongoing EEG data while subjects performed speech testing. For both primax features SPEECH and EchoShield, the objective brain behavior measures revealed a significant reduction in listening effort when the feature was activated.

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