Phonak CROS P – A Paradise solution for unilateral hearing loss
Hearing with one ear is challenging. It can be difficult to follow the conversation or even acknowledge that someone is talking if you’re in a noisy room and the person you’re conversing with is positioned on the side of your poorer hearing ear. This is where Phonak CROS P can really make a difference to the quality of your hearing and your overall well-being.
Phonak CROS P is based on the proven performance of Phonak Paradise technology. CROS P will transfer sound and voices from one side to the other, enabling your better hearing ear to access sounds from both sides. When CROS P is fit with a Phonak Audeo Paradise hearing aid, it helps to hear speech clearly and follow conversations from all directions.
CROS P utilizes AutoSense OS 4.0 — the proprietary operating system from Phonak. AutoSense OS automatically senses your surroundings and adjusts your hearing aid accordingly. It orchestrates various features such as Binaural VoiceStream Technology, enabling CROS P to wirelessly transfer sounds from the poorer hearing side to the hearing aid on the better hearing ear. This combination of Phonak features allows you to hear your loved ones regardless if they are talking to your poorer hearing side so you can be in the center of the conversation again.
Connectivity is key
The CROS P system has universal connectivity to smartphones, TV using TV Connector, Roger microphones and more allowing you to enjoy hands-free calls or stream media content from iOS, Android and other Bluetooth enabled devices.
What is CROS?
CROS stands for ‘Contralateral Routing of Signal’
It consists of two parts:
- The CROS with a microphone that picks up sounds and voices presented to the poorer hearing side and wirelessly transmits them to the hearing aid.
- The Audeo Paradise hearing aid that receives the sounds from the poorer hearing side and plays it to your better hearing ear.
If the better hearing ear has normal hearing, it is called a CROS system. If the better hearing ear has some hearing loss, it is called a BiCROS system, which stands for Bilateral Contralateral Routing of Signal.
The CROS P device cannot be used alone or by itself. It is meant to be used with a compatible hearing aid on the other side.
CROS P is available in two discreet models that fit comfortably behind your ear.
- CROS P-13
- Compatible with Phonak Audeo P-13T hearing aid
- Offers extended battery life with a replaceable zinc-air battery
- CROS P-R
- Compatible with Phonak Audeo P-R or Audeo P-RT hearing aids
- Offers 12.5 hours of hearing from both sides and Tap Control with no battery hassle
(*Tap Control feature is only available in rechargeable models.)
For more information, visit https://www.phonak.com/au/en/hearing-aids/phonak-cros-p.html.
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