This article applies to the following Eargo products:
Eargo is a medical-grade hearing aid, not just an amplifier. What's the difference? (we knew that would be your next question) Eargos are Class 1 medical devices that are regulated by the FDA. This means we've taken the necessary steps to make sure our devices meet certain standards, the same ones that all traditional hearing aid brands have to meet. Amplifiers, or Personal Sound Amplification Products (PSAPs), do not meet these criteria, are not intended to treat hearing loss and are not subject to FDA regulations.
PSAPs are meant to amplify environmental sounds for "non-hearing-impaired" consumers...in other words, they make "everything" louder and louder is not necessarily better-- it can even worsen one's hearing loss. We have a team of hearing health experts whose sole job is designing leading-edge hearing solutions, including background noise control, that amplify the parts you're having trouble with, so what you end up with is a more natural sounding experience.
Keep your hearing loss under wraps with our discreet, virtually invisible hearing aids. Give our Personal Hearing Guides a call at 1-800-349-0901 for a free consultation. It will be our little secret (we’ll never tell).