Eargo, Inc (Nasdaq: EAR), a medical device company on a mission to improve the quality of life of people with hearing loss, announced the launch of Eargo 6, its sixth-generation FDA Class II-exempt hearing aid at CES 2022.
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Eargo 6’s new Sound Adjust technology is “an example of better hearing, made effortless,” according to the company. Its proprietary algorithm “identifies the user’s surroundings and instantly modifies the hearing device’s settings to ensure optimal benefit, without requiring manual input from the wearer.” Eargo 6 also introduces a new environmental offset called “mask mode” to offset the communication challenges faced by individuals with hearing loss while conversing with someone wearing a face mask; a user can select “mask mode” through the app.
“The current hearing aid model is broken: the customer has not been at the heart of the experience, and innovation has lagged to the detriment of the user,” said Christian Gormsen, Eargo’s President and CEO. “Millions of Americans who could benefit from a device have long been boxed out of the category by clunky, unaffordable, and inconvenient solutions. By completely transforming how the product looks, works, and is purchased, we are one step closer to our overarching goal of changing the way the world thinks about hearing loss, and eliminating the stigmas surrounding it.”
Eargo 6’s new core features include:
- Hearing Made Effortless: Eargo 6’s Sound Adjust feature “identifies the environment users are in and automatically modifies the device settings to provide optimal benefit.”
- Improved Performance in Noise: Eargo’s noise reduction “reduces loud background noise and noise between pauses in speech, while leaving the speech energy unaffected, enabling improved hearing in noisy environments such as restaurants.”
- Water-resistance: Eargo 6 has been tested to a water-resistance rating of IPX7, or water resistance of up to 30 minutes at a water depth of up to one meter.
Eargo uses a fully customized and rechargeable battery, developed by VARTA, which offers “the highest energy density in the smallest space.” The device is fully charged within four hours for up to 16 hours of continuous power, according to the company.
Eargo 6 Pricing
Eargo 6 is available for purchase at $2,950, with financing available for as low as $94/month for 36 months,* and with interest-free financing options available.**
* Subject to approval of credit application. The as low as example payment is based on the listed product price, assuming a 36-month term loan and 8.99% APR. Rates range from 0% to 8.99% APR, resulting in, for example, 36 monthly payments of $31.80 at 8.99% APR, per $1,000 borrowed. APRs will vary depending on credit qualifications, loan amount, and term. Some financing terms will vary based on purchase price and/or product.
** 0% financing options available on 12- and 24-month terms. Bread® pay-over-time plans are loans made by Comenity Capital Bank.
Customers can purchase Eargo 6 online at: eargo.com or by phone at 1-800-61-EARGO. Each purchase of Eargo 6 comes with a 45-day money back guarantee and a two-year warranty.
Potential users can take Eargo’s free hearing screening to see if the product could work for them. Plus, Eargo’s team of licensed hearing professionals are on standby for a free telecare checkup.
Those attending CES can try Eargo 6 at Pepcom and ShowStoppers events, or by visiting Booth 8334. To learn more about Eargo and Eargo 6, please visit: https://shop.eargo.com/eargo-6.