I am on looking to get a new set of hearing aids. It will be my first CROS and first BTE hearing aid after always having ITC/ITE.
I think the Phonak Paradise + CROS seem the best fit for what I want. However Phonak have released the Lumity which are the same price currently so it is hard to justify the older Paradise model. The problem is that they don’t do the Lumity with a CROS or replaceable battery option.
From experience does anyone think that Phonak will get the Lumity working with the CROS? If yes what sort of release date would we be talking as an estimate? I was speaking to one audiologist a few months back and they said that Phonak would release a CROS with Phonak Virto Paradise in late 2023 so I am not sure if I should wait or if there is any truth in it.
Have also tried to speak with Phonak direct and they give no info of what they have in store for what is coming out next for a CROS.
My other option would be to go for the recently released Oticon Real 1s with CROS but only concern with that is the bluetooth connection not being as good as the Phonaks. I am an Android user and wouldn’t want to go over to Apple.
Can anyone recommend any other CROS hearing aids which have been recently released, have good bluetooth that can be used with Android and preferably come with a replaceable battery?