Eargo announced the launch of Eargo 5, the company’s most advanced hearing aid to date. The medical-grade, FDA Class II exempt hearing device is designed to be customizable by the user to their hearing preferences through all new Sound Match technology. Through Sound Match, Eargo 5 enables custom tuning with no clinic visits or waiting rooms.
How does it work?
Eargo 5 is 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 quick taps, choosing from four presets optimized to common situations, and adjusting noise reduction and other sound settings on the go. Users can also use the Eargo 5 mobile app on Android and iOS to fine-tune their settings for their sound environment-anytime, anywhere.
Eargo even reimagined its approach to charging and maintenance with Eargo 5, delivering a seamless experience for users. Updates include magnets for contactless charging, redesigned Petal ear tips for easier maintenance, and replaceable mic caps which help keep devices free of debris.
Also, the new 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. The lithium-ion technology of the battery enables faster and easier charging while meeting the highest levels of safety.
Customers can expect Eargo 5 to continue to get better over time, as both the hearing aid and charger are in-field upgradeable.
As for the mentioned Sound Match technology, it is meant to establish a custom hearing profile and personalized recommendations based on the results. Through its proprietary tuning data and in situ Eargo Sound Match provides recommendations for users to adjust hearing settings to fine tune to their listening environments. 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.
Pricing and Availability
Eargo 5 is available for purchase at a fraction of the price of traditional hearing aids; and unlike other direct to consumer hearing aids, Eargo provides free lifetime support from our team of dedicated licensed hearing professionals.
Eargo has also continued its commitment to value and delivered these innovations without increasing prices for consumers. 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.
On the record
“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.”
“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.”
The hearing loss remains the third most common medical condition in the United States, affecting more than 43 million adults. Despite significant individual and societal impact, Eargo estimates only 27% of this population own a hearing aid due to social stigma, high cost, and a disempowering consumer experience that grants users limited autonomy.