I saw an audiologist today and decided to do a trial of the Phonak Cros.-Bolero Q70 M13. Cost is $3215.
I go back on the 16th to get it.
My audiologist said that it's not possible to mask tinnitus with a CROS hearing device. Masking tinnitus at night was one of my prime goals.
Cros will not restore directional hearing. I will hear the sound but will not know where it is coming from.
The color choices were weird. Nothing neutral/skin colored. All the finishes were metallic.
She said they require frequent battery changes, needing a new battery every 2-3 days. She said that some people turn off the transmitter unit at home, when it's not needed to conserve battery life.
I had given myself a pep talk to be open to what they had to offer. I will try to be objective when i get them to try on the 16th.
Just disappointed in the choices for those of us with intracochlear schwannomas.