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Any child who has a hearing loss that interferes with speech and language development or classroom performance may need to wear a hearing aid. A hearing aid is a device that amplifies sound. Hearing aids are programmed based on hearing test results and measurements of the ears to improve a child’s access to speech and sound. Learn more.
Bone Conduction Hearing Devices
Children with conductive or mixed hearing loss may benefit from a bone conduction hearing device. A bone conduction hearing device works by sending sound directly to the inner ear through vibration. Bone conduction systems are often recommended in cases of chronic middle ear disease or when a child’s ear shape cannot support a traditional hearing aid. There are both surgical and non-surgical wearing options. Learn more.
CROS/BiCROS Hearing Aids
Children with a significant hearing loss in one ear may benefit from a CROS or BiCROS system. CROS stands for “Contralateral Routing of the Signal,” meaning sound is sent from the CROS worn on the poorer hearing ear to a device worn on the better hearing ear. A BiCROS system combines a CROS device with a traditional hearing aid and is recommended when a child has some degree of hearing loss in the better hearing ear.