Oticon CROS

360° open sound experience for people with single-sided deafness

Do you feel challenged placing yourself so you can hear when you attend social gatherings?

Oticon is now introducing the world’s first CROS/BiCROS solution with 360° access to sound and dual streaming technology.

Single-sided deafness

If you are deaf or have no usable hearing in one ear and have normal or impaired hearing in the other ear, the Oticon CROS is the right solution for you.

CROS stands for ‘Contralateral Routing of Signal’.

The solution consists of:

• A transmitter with a microphone that wirelessly transmits the sound from the poorer ear to the better ear.

• A hearing aid that picks up the sound and plays it in the better ear.

More access to speech

Oticon CROS features the revolutionary feature, OpenSound Navigator™, designed to help in noisy environments by constantly scanning the environment, balancing sound levels and removing unwanted noise.

The result is that Oticon CROS gives you better access to speech in both easy and more challenging listening environments.

Hear sounds around you while streaming

Now you can watch television or listen to music while carrying on a conversation with someone positioned on your poorer ear side.

Oticon CROS is the world’s first solution offering TwinLink which makes it possible to connect to external audio streams while simultaneously having access to sounds on your poorer ear side.

50% improvement in speech awareness

Results of a recent Oticon CROS dual-streaming study showed a 50% average improvement in speech awareness, when streaming while transmitting sound from the poorer ear side to the better ear.*

Participants in the study listened to news stories through a ConnectClip with the Oticon CROS transmitter turned on and turned off. When the Oticon CROS transmitter was on, participants were 50% more aware of the spoken words in the noisy environment.

*Callaway & Aaby Gade 2019, Oticon whitepaper

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The benefits of Oticon CROS

  • Access to speech from all directions

    Enjoy actively engaging in conversations with friends and family in both easy and more challenging listening environments.

  • Peace of mind in social gatherings

    You no longer have to worry about where to place yourself in social gatherings, since you can pick up sounds from all directions.

  • Dual streaming

    Watch television or listen to music while carrying on a conversation with someone positioned on your poorer ear side.

Find out if Oticon CROS is right for you

Talk to an authorized Oticon hearing care professional close to your location to get a hearing test, receive advice regarding Oticon CROS and much more.

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