Silicon Valley hearing aid maker Eargo announced Eargo Neo, a new hearing aid at the CES last week. The Neo is the company’s 3rd generation hearing device.
With a beautiful, state-of-the-art design, and Eargo’s best sound fidelity ever, Eargo Neo (which translates to “revival”) enables the millions of people suffering from hearing loss to throw away the traditional hearing aids, and hear life in full, rich sound.
Eargo, founded in 2015, received a $45 million-dollar investment for “product innovation, market expansion and branding.” Since then, the company has been manufacturing and selling rechargeable, direct-to-consumer hearables, and has got a couple of products under its belt.
The Neo, like Eargo’s other hearing aids, are In the ear (ITE) type. The new hearing aid has got tiny “Flexi Palms” soft tips that keep them inside the ear comfortably while optimizing the sound quality.
Other smart features include gesture control to change presets (tap the side of your head twice) and an app that you can use to create custom audio profiles, send feedback and contact one of Eargo’s audio professionals, reports endgadget.
“Our goal has always been to build a hearing aid that a consumer WANTS to buy, and the Eargo Neo is the perfect embodiment of that goal,” said Christian Gormsen, CEO of Eargo. “With an even better in-ear design, fit, personalization at their fingertips and better sound quality, Neo truly lives up to its name of ‘revival’ and will revitalize the lives of the millions of people suffering from hearing loss.”
The rechargeable battery lasts up to 16 hours on a full charge can be charged overnight. For someone in a hurry, Neo’s “quick charge” feature allows them to charge it for 30 minutes to achieve up to 2-3 hours of use. Additionally, Eargo Neo’s portable charging cradle is also rechargeable with a full charge lasting up to seven days so you can easily take it on the go without the need to bring extra charging cables.
Price and Availability
Eargo Neo will be available for purchase in late January online at shop.eargo.com or by phone with an introductory price of $2,550 for a limited time or with financing starting at $118/month. After then, Neo will cost $2,750 with financing options from $127/month.