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Response to Sherman A1 (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 9, 2021, 04:18 PM

3. The Eargo set was an online purchase

As I said, I've had several hearing tests with the audiologists from my ENT's practice back in TN. So, there was no question I had a problem with the most severe loss in my right ear.

Eargo advertises their product for mild to moderate hearing loss. I was somewhat skeptical if they could really help me but since there's a 45-day return policy, I thought I'd give it a whirl.

The two appliances cost me $2450, that's for the Eargo5. Presumably, I caught a Christmas special with $500 off the normal price. Think they're now offering $300 off.

There's a 2-3 year warranty on the units as well as teleconferencing/phone/email/chat advice from their techs and audiologists. That's if you have questions or problems like syncing the devices to your phone or sound adjusting the units to your personal levels or anything. I didn't have to do that (yet) because the sync was really easy. The SA took two attempts but I finally got it working. I even had my first software update last night without a hitch.

As I said, this is only my first day. But for me, the aids are comfortable, barely noticeable and have already enhanced my day-to-day activities. Per my earlier post I went to CVS this morning and could actually hear my name being called. Also went to the ACME and was able to interact with the cashier, as in I actually heard her instead of my performance art of pretending.

There's a number of programs you can select. For instance, you can move through a normal setting to restaurant, phone, TV, mask, etc., depending where you are, what you're doing and the environment you're working/hearing in.
This can be easily done on the phone but presumably you can switch between 3 designated programs with a simple tap to the ear. I haven't quite mastered this yet.

Thus far the Eargo folks are making me a believer, and more importantly, a person who can actually hear.

I'd nearly forgotten what that felt like!

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