Hearing loss isn’t just frustrating; it’s also expensive. Most medical-grade hearing aids cost around $10k, and they’re rarely covered by insurance or medicare. But a small startup called Eargo manages to release new, relatively affordable medical-grade hearing aids every year, and its latest offering looks like a very compelling alternative to more expensive options.
Like premium hearing aids, the new Eargo 6 use an “invisible” complete-in-canal (CIC) design. They also pack a new “Sound Adjust” feature that automatically optimizes sound for your environment—this is a feature you rarely see in affordable hearing aids, of course. (You can manually change your sound settings using pre-set “profiles” if you don’t want things to be automatic.)
And for those who have trouble understanding mask-wearers, the new Eargo 6 have a new “mask mode” that enhances muffled speech. It’s a neat feature, although it’s tucked within the Eargo app, which is a bit of a shame.
Our Editor-In-Chief, Josh Hendrickson, had a chance to try the Eargo 6 hearing aids at CES 2022. Here’s a short snippet of his experience, which is fully detailed in our Best of CES 2022 post:
I stood in a noisy, crowded room filled with conversation, and yet I could hear with near-perfect clarity every word being spoken to me. It was amazing. Especially considering the Eargo 6 model is so discreet, it’s practically invisible. That might satisfy anyone who refuses to be seen wearing hearing aids.
I should also note that the Eargo 6 have an IPX7 water-resistance rating. While they aren’t exactly swim-proof, they should survive an accidental trip in the shower or an accidental dunk in a swimming pool.
All of these features come at just $2,950, the same price that Eargo charged for flagship hearing aids in years past. Eargo also offers a 36-month financing plan for these new earbuds, which should come in handy if you don’t have three grand laying around.
Eargo 6 Heading Aids
The Eargo 6 features automatic noise adjustments, an invisible and comfortable design, IPX7 water-resistance, and a new “mask mode” to help hear muffled voices. Get the hearing aids now for $3,000 or $94 a month with a financing plan.