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In the event that you are experiencing problems with your hearing, you may find yourself completely overwhelmed when conducting research regarding the different options available to you. There are many different types of hearing aids from which to choose, such as Bluetooth hearing aids, rechargeable hearing aids, BTE hearing aids, IIC hearing aids, and so many more. 

Read on for all of the information that you need to know about BiCROS and CROS hearing aids in particular. 

What Are CROS Hearing Aids? 

Many people do not realize that when hearing loss occurs, it may or may not affect both ears. In fact, even if it does affect both ears, there is a good chance that the degree of hearing loss will still vary quite significantly in each. That is where CROS hearing aids come in. These hearing aids are designed for people who suffer from hearing loss in only one ear, often referred to as unilateral hearing loss. 

CROS hearing aids, many of which are wireless, are comprised of two devices that sit inside the ear. These devices include a microphone that is worn inside the affected ear, as well as a receiver that is placed in the other, better functioning ear. The microphone is designed to pick up sound and transmit it to the receiver in the well-functioning ear. Ultimately, the CROS hearing aid helps to emulate the experience of hearing well with both ears. There are many different styles of CROS hearing aids available, including CROS BTE devices and ITE devices. You will also have the option to choose between wired CROS hearing aids, wireless CROS hearing aids, and transcranial CROS hearing aids. Transcranial CROD hearing aids are only a consideration for individuals who are completely deaf in one ear. 

Wired CROS styles will often be cheaper than wireless alternatives. However, the wire that connects one ear to the other can prove to be rather irritating. Wireless CROS hearing aids are, therefore, often said to be more comfortable and more convenient to wear. 

What Are BiCROS Hearing Aids? 

BiCROS hearing aids are designed for people with hearing loss in both ears, but who have varying degrees of hearing loss in each ear. They also consist of a microphone and a receiver. The microphone is placed in the ear with the poorest hearing, and the receiver is placed in the ear with better hearing. As with CROS hearing aids, the end result is the ability to hear well with both ears. 

In most cases, BiCROS hearing aids are more diverse than their CROS counterparts. You will have plenty more options in terms of different styles, and almost all BiCROS hearing aids are wireless, which is great news if you intend to wear them on a regular basis. Just remember to do your research in terms of the different types of hearing aids before making a final decision. 

Which Is Right for You? 

The only way in which to effectively establish whether you would be better suited to CROS or BiCROS hearing aids is to visit a hearing center for a professional hearing assessment. A hearing expert will be able to ascertain the degree of hearing loss that you have in one or both ears and help you choose a hearing aid depending on your results, your lifestyle, your preferences, and your budget. 

Here at the Chenault House of Hearing, we specialize in many different types of hearing aids, including BiCROS and CROS hearing aids. Contact us today to learn more or to book your free hearing assessment with our Hearing Aid Specialist (audioprosthologist). We look forward to assisting you in boosting your hearing clarity!  


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Many people who are experiencing hearing difficulties expect to be fitted with a hearing aid and immediately enjoy crystal clear hearing and maximum comfort right from the get-go. Unfortunately, this idealistic expectation is rarely spot-on. For the vast majority of individuals who invest in hearing aids, there will be a period of adjustment necessary in order to get used to them and how they work. This is true for both bilateral hearing aids and binaural hearing aids. 


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Here at the Chenault House of Hearing family hearing center, we are proud to specialize in Beltone hearing aids. If you are suffering from hearing loss, this brand is a sure-fire way to improve both your hearing and your overall quality of life. Below are 7 interesting facts about Beltone hearing aids to help demonstrate why they are quickly becoming the hearing solutions of choice in the USA. 


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According to hearing aid specialists (also known as an audioprosthologist) and various studies, men are more likely to experience hearing deterioration than women. In fact, men are twice as likely to suffer hearing loss than women, and yet only half as likely to seek help for it. 

Another study conducted in Switzerland found that women were more likely to use their hearing aids regularly and for longer periods during the day than men.


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If you are someone who is suffering from hearing loss, you will likely be wondering whether or not your regular health insurance covers the cost of hearing aids. The truth, unfortunately, is that health insurers in most U.S. states do not ordinarily provide cover for hearing aids. That said, you will find plenty of cases where patients have been reimbursed by their health insurer for hearing aids that they have bought. So, it will be correct to say hearing aid insurance coverage not only differs between insurers but also from state to state. 


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If you are struggling with hearing loss, regardless of how minor or how severe, you will likely be looking into your options in terms of rectifying the problem. In your research, you will probably have come across two different solutions, namely hearing aids and hearing amplifiers. The question is, what is the difference between the two? Is one better than the other? What are the pros and cons of each? And, most importantly, which one is best suited to your unique circumstances and level of hearing loss. We investigate below.


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As someone who is suffering from hearing loss, you will undoubtedly be on the look-out for a solution that is best suited to your lifestyle, age as well as the severity of hearing loss that you have experienced. 

There are many different types and styles of hearing aids, which cover a variety of personal needs that include lifestyle, the degree of hearing loss, and other factors that should be discussed with hearing professionals. At Chenault House of Hearing, we work with the many different types of hearing aids and help our customers to pick the right device with the right features to suit their needs.


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In this blog post, we are going to cover the proper way or methodology for cleaning hearing aids, specifically the popular behind-the-ear hearing aid.

A standard behind-the-ear hearing aid is connected to a custom earmold via a tube. The earmold itself is made of silicone or acrylic and in its custom molded to the ear. The most important aspect when cleaning this style of hearing aid is keeping wax or debris in your ear canal out of the air passageway or the sound passageway in the custom earpiece. In the custom earpieces, you’re typically going to have one hole for the sound to pass through and a second hole which serves as a pressure ventilation passageway. That way, when the earmold is in your ear, it doesn’t literally plug up the ear – it allows air to bypass the earpiece.

The most recommended device to use to clean your hearing aids is a simple tool where one side has a small wire loop and the other side has a little brush. The most important side is the wire loop side. Take this side and scoop out both of the holes, thereby removing any debris.


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According to the National Institute of Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, a division of the National Institute of Health, 36 million Americans suffer from a hearing loss. And, this is a growing problem as our population ages. Approximately one-third of Americans between the ages of 65 and 74 have a hearing loss, and this number increases to half of all adults over the age of 75.

The good news is that hearing aids can help. The bad news is that only 20% of those with hearing loss benefit from treatment by actually seeking help. This lack of treatment often affects the social, physical, and cognitive well being of older adults.


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