3. Eargo - Most Advanced OTC Hearing Aid
What We Like Most:
- Virtually invisible in-ear models
- Can be purchased online
- Two-year warranty with a 45-day return window
- No professional evaluation required
Eargo offers tiny, discreet in-ear hearing aids that sit snugly in the ear canal. In addition to their stellar audio quality, Eargo hearing aids come with a 45-day trial period, allowing you to try them out before finalizing your purchase.
Hearing Aids: Eargo offers four different hearing aid models. The basic design and functionality are the same across devices, but the hearing quality increases with each model. Max is good and features enhanced sound plus better noise reduction. Neo offers the best sound, plus it comes with an app for full control. Each model comes with four sound profiles, which can be toggled simply by tapping the in-ear device.
Cost: The Eargo Max costs $1,500 for the pair. The Neo costs $2,000. The Neo HiFi and Eargo 5 cost $2,500 and $2,950, respectively.
Evaluation Period: You get a 45-day evaluation period with any of Eargo’s hearing aids.
Warranty: Both the Eargo Max and Neo come with a one-year limited warranty, while the Neo HiFi and Eargo 5 have a two-year warranty.
Charging: Eargo devices can be recharged by plugging them into the included carrying case, which can store several charges for portable use.
Support: You get lifetime support for the life of the hearing aids, plus a welcome call to find out how you’re getting on and to talk you through any issues.
Anything Else: Eargo will send out a pair of non-functioning hearing aids so you can try them on and see if you like the fit and feel of the devices before you buy.
What We Loved: Ultimately, what impressed us most about Eargo was the sound quality, among the best we’ve seen regardless of the price range. These devices are also lightweight, discreet, and comfortable to wear.
What We Didn’t: Due to the small size and lightweight build of these devices, we couldn’t help but feel as though it would be easy to lose them.
Ideal For: Eargo hearing aids are ideal for those who want a discreet device to wear daily, one with amazing sound quality.
- Lightweight and Comfortable
- Stellar Sound Quality
- Attentive Customer Service
- Secure In-Ear Fit
- Suitable Only for Mild to Moderate Hearing Loss
- No In-Person Fittings
Our Verdict: Eargo is a little more cost-effective than having hearing aids professionally fitted, but these devices still offer good quality, one with support, guarantees, and a strong reputation. They’re definitely worth checking out.
For more information on their hearing aids, be sure to check out my review of Eargo.