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#37 Phonak CROS Hearing Aids -

That brings me to the CROS aid. CROS is an acronym for Contralateral Routing of Sound. Six years ago I bought Phonak Cros hearing aids and have never regretted the decision. A transmitter is placed in the deaf ear. A receiver is placed in the good ear. The first types had wires that went around the back of the head connecting the two devices. The wires are no longer needed.

Here’s a picture of my hearing aids. They aren’t perfect and I still miss words, but not as many as before.

The negative on these aids is the number of batteries they eat. I change batteries every three days, almost to the hour. They give me warning sounds when they are soon going to need changing. Buying in bulk from Amazon is less expensive.

These are the batteries I use.

As I researched Phonak for this blog, I learned there is now a Phonak rechargeable model available. When my current aids need replacement, I will upgrade to the newest aids. Here’s the link to learn more about the latest models:


I didn’t buy the waterproof type, so I have to remember to remove them when I take a shower or go in the pool.

I have short hair, but they are barely visible. They buzz a bit with wax buildup, but this can be avoided by sweeping them on a child’s toothbrush daily. The toothbrush goes in the dishwasher once a week. Also, they come with a wax trap that I change every couple of months.


Readers: Do you wear hearing aids? Do you recommend them to others? Advantages and disadvantages?


Dear God,

Thank you for leading me to the Phonak aids. Help me to hear what I need to hear. Amen.

Colossians 3:14a – And the most important piece of clothing you must wear is love.

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