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My daughter was born with unilateral hearing loss. The auditory nerve on that side never developed properly. She uses a hearing aid that conducts the sound waves through her skull to the other side. She hates using it. Is there any technology on the horizon that would be an improvement over bone conduction?

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Thanks! Yes, we were given the option of a CROS system when her device was recently upgraded but ultimately went with a newer BAHA device than her previous one. My concern is that neither option addresses the real problem and she'd rather just go without a device since she was born that way and would rather just deal with it than all the imperfections of the technology. It seems like some sort of neural interface that would get the audio signals directly to the correct brain cells is the type of tech that would address the root problem.