Eargo, Inc (Nasdaq: EAR) announced the launch of Eargo 5, what the company says is its “most advanced hearing aid to date.”
Eargo 5 is Eargo’s fifth-generation device and is a medical-grade, FDA Class II exempt hearing device designed to be “customizable by the user to their hearing preferences through all new Sound Match technology,” according to Eargo’s announcement. Through Sound Match, Eargo 5 “helps enable custom tuning with no clinic visits or waiting rooms.”
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“We believe that the traditional hearing aid industry has failed to reach a majority of Americans because people don’t want to be associated with hearing aids which sit behind your ear, nor do they want to spend hours on visits to hearing clinics,” said Christian Gormsen, Eargo CEO. “Eargo is changing that because we are not afraid of taking action and applying cutting- edge technologies for the benefit of the user.”
Eargo 5 is also “the smallest in-canal, rechargeable hearing aid Eargo has ever made, and includes Eargo’s best sound quality yet.” Users can control sound with just a couple taps, choosing from four presets optimized to common situations, and adjusting noise reduction and other sound settings on the go, the company says. Users can also use the Eargo 5 mobile app on Android and iOS to fine-tune their settings for their sound environment.
Eargo says it even reimagined its approach to charging and maintenance with Eargo 5. Updates include magnets for contactless charging, redesigned Petal ear tips for easier maintenance, and replaceable mic caps which help keep devices free of debris.
“We’re setting a completely new standard for people to take control of their hearing,” continued Gormsen. “We created a solution which puts consumers first and provides them with the tools that they need to improve their hearing within minutes, without the barriers of clinic visits, high costs, and obtrusive design.”
A fully customized and rechargeable battery, developed by VARTA, provides “the highest energy density in the smallest space and is fully charged within four hours for up to 16 hours of continuous power.” Eargo says that the lithium-ion technology of the battery helps enable “faster and easier charging while meeting the highest levels of safety.”
Both the hearing aid and charger are in-field upgradeable.
Introducing Sound Match
How it works: Eargo 5 emits test tones through the hearing devices to assist the user in establishing a custom hearing profile and personalized recommendations based on the results. Sound Match is conducted for each ear to help ensure a “fully user customized hearing experience.”
Through its proprietary tuning data in situ, Eargo Sound Match helps “provide recommendations for users to adjust hearing settings to fine-tune to their listening environments.” According to Eargo, customers can further customize their hearing experience for different environments with additional bass/treble EQ, whether they are in a restaurant or meeting, or listening to music, or talking on the phone.
Users are also able to contact Eargo’s on demand hearing professionals for any additional hearing customization they may need.
Eargo 5 Pricing and Availability
Eargo 5 is available for $2,950 – the same price as the fourth-generation Eargo Neo HiFi – with financing available for as low as $123/month for 24 months.
Customers can purchase Eargo 5 online at eargo.com or by phone at 1-800-61-EARGO. Each purchase of Eargo 5 comes with a 45-day money back guarantee and a two-year warranty.
Eargo’s free hearing check can help determine if Eargo is a good fit for you. If you have questions, contact Eargo’s team of certified hearing specialists for a free telecare checkup.