Eargo Launches Neo HiFi, the Virtually Invisible Fourth Generation Hearing Tech at CES 2020

Eargo Neo HiFi
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Eargo showed off their novel hearing technology Neo HiFi at the CES 2020 in Las Vegas. Eargo is a medical device company dedicated to improving the quality of life of people with hearing loss.

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Designed for adults with mild-to-severe, high-frequency hearing loss, the Neo HiFi is the latest in Eargo’s line of comfortable, innovative hearing loss solutions. The product’s new features include increased bandwidth, improved feedback cancellation, and a sophisticated wind noise reduction algorithm for enhanced performance processing speech outdoors. All of these features combine for a more natural listening experience with a more full-bodied sound, Eargo said in a press release.

“We have relentlessly pursued our mission to optimize the quality of life for people living with hearing loss and we continue to do that by removing the barriers that deter them from seeking solutions,” said Christian Gormsen, CEO of Eargo. “With Neo HiFi, we set a new benchmark for our products’ sound fidelity, providing our customers with easier access to the sounds of life the way they were meant to be heard.”

Smart hearing aid
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Hearing loss is the third most common medical condition in the United States, affecting more than 42 million adults and approximately 45% of adults over 60. However, due to social stigma, high cost and other reasons, only 26% of this population own a hearing aid, according to Eargo. The company said its Neo HiFi addresses these issues.

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Additional features in Neo HiFi include new Flexi TetraPalms, an update to Eargo’s patented Flexi Palm design, for improved comfort and a mobile companion app so people can quickly adjust the quality of sounds for specific listening environments such as restaurants or concerts. The mobile app is available on iOS at launch and expected on Android in late January.

Pricing and Availability

Eargo Neo HiFi is available for purchase online through Eargo’s website or phone for an introductory price of $2,650 with financing available for as low as $123/month.

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