Hear clearly, even with single-sided deafness

Hearing can be extremely strenuous in many daily situations, especially if a patient can only hear out of one ear. Signia offers an innovative CROS or BiCROS solution for people with complete hearing loss in one ear. Wireless technology helps them hear and understand clearly while significantly reducing the listening effort required.

People with a unilateral (single-sided) unaidable hearing loss face particular challenges on the street, in the office, or when talking with friends. Sounds and voices are very difficult to hear, if they can be heard at all, when coming from the “bad” side. Speech is often misunderstood. And sometimes, turning their “good” ear to the sound isn’t possible (e.g., while driving).

The new Signia CROS Pure® device wirelessly transmits sound signals from the ear with hearing loss to the hearing ear, for greatly improved listening ease and better understanding.

Hear sounds from both sides

People with unaidable hearing loss in one ear can hear every word using our CROS or BiCROS solutions, even when the person speaking is standing on the side without hearing. The new CROS Pure Transmitter worn on this ear receives the sound and wirelessly transmits the processed signals to a Signia hearing aid on the other ear. If the wearer can hear normally out of that ear this is called a CROS solution. However, if the wearer needs a hearing aid to hear out of that ear, it is a BiCROS solution. In this situation, their Signia hearing aid receives the combined and amplified sound from both sides.

These solutions offer even more benefits to people with unilaterally unaidable hearing loss. The Transmitter is light and discreet, and operates with high energy efficiency.

Comfort and clarity. Even with unilateral hearing loss

As counterparts to the CROS Pure Transmitter, Signia hearing aids offer wearers all the benefits of the latest technology platform. SpeechMaster singles out the voice of the person they are talking to even in noisy environments and with multiple people speaking. EchoShield improves hearing in acoustically challenging, echoing environments. HD Music’s integrated settings provide full enjoyment of live and recorded music with HD quality. All together, these innovative functions not only ensure better hearing and comprehension, but also an improved sense of well-being. In a recent study, it was proven that the new Signia devices significantly reduce hearing strain.*

Learn more about our Signia hearing aids currently under contract.

* 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 SpeechMaster and EchoShield, the objective brain behavior measures revealed a significant reduction in listening effort when the feature was activated.

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