LAS VEGAS, NEVADA — Eargo, Inc. (Nasdaq: EAR), has launched the Eargo 7, its seventh generation device, at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) this week.
As Eargo’s premiere device to be sold as an over-the-counter (OTC) self-fitting hearing aid, Eargo 7 introduces Sound Adjust+ with Clarity Mode, which aims to help address consumers’ core need to “hear more clearly in noisy environments and provide those with hearing loss Eargo’s most natural hearing experience yet”.
Key features of the new Eargo 7 include:
- New! Sound Adjust+: Eargo 7’s Sound Adjust+ feature provides more sophisticated sound processing in loud environments. It analyzes the soundscape, then automatically chooses whether to emphasize speech or reduce noise for comfort, making Eargo 7 optimal in noisy environments.
- Improved Performance in Noise: Eargo’s fast-acting noise reduction limits loud background noise, enabling improved hearing in noisy environments such as restaurants, work settings and the outdoors.
- Water-resistant: Eargo 7 has been tested to a water-resistance rating of IPX7, meaning water resistance of up to 30 minutes at a water depth of up to one meter. This gives users the confidence to wear the device while exercising and/or in rainy weather.
- Rechargeable: Eargo hearing aids use fully customized and rechargeable batteries that provide the highest energy density in the smallest space. Eargo 7 is fully charged within six hours for up to 16 hours of continuous power.
Eargo 7 comes at a critical moment. Nearly 45 million adults in the United States suffer from hearing loss, but only approximately 25% have ever used a hearing aid–and hearing loss is only on the rise. The World Health Organization released a new standard for safe listening at venues and events in 2022, noting that millions of young adults may be at risk of hearing loss due to the “unsafe use of personal audio devices and exposure to damaging sound levels at venues such as nightclubs, bars, concerts and sporting events.”
The result is a heightened sense of urgency to promote hearing wellness and find innovative ways to assist those with hearing loss.
Eargo 7 OTC Hearing Aids
On December 22, 2022, Eargo received FDA 510(k) clearance for Eargo 5 and 6 as self-fitting hearing aids. Eargo is launching Eargo 7 as its third over-the-counter, self-fitting device.
“On the heels of our recently announced partnerships with Victra Wireless stores and NationsBenefits, we could not be more thrilled to now launch the Eargo 7 as our most advanced device to be sold over the counter, further advancing our mission to make hearing wellness more widely accessible.”
–Christian Gormsen, CEO and President of Eargo
Gormsen continued, “Eargo 7 is truly designed for consumers. We are not creating another product to take advantage of a moment; we are innovating on our passion to ensure each generation of the Eargo leverages the latest technology and offers the best user experience possible. Eargo 7 combines the high tech and high touch of high-end devices at a more affordable price point relative to competing hearing aids purchased through traditional channels, without ever compromising quality or user experience like other low-priced entrants to the OTC market. Eargo 7 is a high-quality product uniquely designed for the OTC era.”
Eargo is a medical device company on a mission to improve hearing health. Our innovative products and go-to-market approach address the major challenges of traditional hearing aid adoption, including social stigma, accessibility and cost. We believe our Eargo hearing aids are the first virtually invisible, rechargeable, completely-in-canal, FDA-regulated devices indicated to compensate for mild to moderate hearing loss. Our differentiated, consumer-first approach empowers consumers to take control of their hearing. Consumers can purchase online, at retail locations or over the phone and get personalized and convenient consultation and support from hearing professionals via phone, text, email or video chat. Eargo hearing aids are offered to consumers at approximately half the cost of competing hearing aids purchased through traditional channels in the United States. To learn more, please visit https://www.eargo.com/.