Do you believe in bigfoot?  How about the tales of the Lochness monster?  What if we told you we have a one-eyed unicorn in our office named Rudy who likes to listen to nothing but Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch while slurping soft ice cream through a 5mm straw?  No. Well, what do you believe about hearing loss?

Three Hearing Loss Myths Your Ears Should Stop Believing

There are many misconceptions about hearing loss out there. Chances are, you may believe a few of them without even realizing it. For (your) ear’s sake, allow us to help you get a fresh perspective on the matter. Hear are three common myths about hearing loss you should stop believing. Right now. Your ears can thank us later.

Myth #1: You only need to wear a hearing aid if your ears are on their last leg (er, lobe).

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Not the case. People who experience mild to moderate hearing loss are strongly encouraged to seek treatment before it gets worse. Taking preventative action now will only save your eardrums in the long run.

That’s our main mission, after all: preserving hearing health across the nation. Try our free sample kit for fit and feel.

Myth #2: Hearing loss is the crowd making reservations for the early bird special.

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First and foremost, there’s nothing wrong with saving a dollar – or five – on homemade meatloaf and gravy.

Believe it or not, hearing loss takes its toll on all age groups. About 18% of adults between the ages of 18 and 45 experience some degree of hearing loss. What’s more, the number of Americans who experience hearing loss has doubled over the past thirty years. Wow. There’s a lot of ruckus happening in the US, apparently. Must be all those fireworks on the Fourth of July. Or the commotion during dinner rush to nag the last loaf.

Myth #3 – A New Set of Ears Will Break the Bank

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We’ll be the first to admit it: there is some truth behind this myth.

Hearing aids do have a bit of a bad reputation for being pricey, and they’ve rightly earned themselves a spot on the “investment piece” shopping list. The average cost of a single hearing aid is around $2,400[1], with some premium models priced at over $3,500 per device.

But there are affordable alternatives on the market. You just need to know where they’re hiding. Hmm. Where can you start? Let’s take a look in our canals… we’d be worried about finding too much wax if it weren’t for our handy-dandy Flexi Fibers, made from patented, medical-grade silicone.

Hear’s a crazy idea: why not take our modern hearing aids for a spin? Our direct-to-consumer startup manufactures an affordable, invisible, and completely rechargeable hearing aid for adults living with mild to moderate, high-frequency hearing loss. Eargo Max is a cure for the common calamities hearing aids can often cause – and your ears are begging to try them out.

Our $0 down, in-home trial allows Eargo clients 45 days to give these little gems a thorough workout. When your ears are done getting physical, physical with our devices, you can choose to either return them or keep them and we’ll charge you the balance. Lace up your sneaks and run over to shop.eargo.com, where you’ll learn more details about the trial. Alternatively, you can call our personal hearing guides with questions at 1-800-734-7603. We’re all ears to help get yours in their best shape!

Sources

[1] http://hearinghealthmatters.org/hearingeconomics/2016/retail-hearing-aid-price-functions-part-2/

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12 Comments

    • Jennifer D. Reply

      Not at this time; though it’s on our product docket! It’s important to note not everything that’s on our drawing board ends up in your ears. You can take a look at what our current products have to offer at shop.eargo.com.

  1. George T. Zarvis Reply

    I am a 88 yr. old with permanent military line of duty disability. Previously when I inquired about your hearing aids they offered me a discount.Do you still do this? If I purchase this aid it would be a cash deal. Please let me know cause I’m very interested in purchasing your product.
    Thank You
    George T. Zarvis
    jorkyalexva@hotmail.com

    • Jennifer D. Reply

      George, I’ve sent your personal hearing guide a note about your comment. They should be reaching out to you, and please feel free to dial us directly at 1-800-734-7603.

  2. Are Eargo hearing aids covered by insurance since my insurance plan covers $1500 for hearing aid devices?

    • Jennifer D. Reply

      We do not currently handle any insurance reimbursements as it helps help keep costs down for our clients. If your provider covers hearing aids, our audiologists will complete a superbill for you). Our personal hearing guides are all ears ? at 1-800-734-7603 for any questions.

    • Jennifer D. Reply

      Eargo devices are not waterproof. Please do not wear them while swimming or in the shower. Please call our personal hearing guides with any questions at 1-800-734-7603. We’re all ears!

    • Jennifer D. Reply

      We’re currently selling two products, Eargo Plus and Eargo Max, for $1,950 and $2,450, respectively, with financing options as low as $90/month. Eargo costs about 52% less than the average BTE hearing aid. Our personal hearing guides can walk you through our payment plans and in-home trial at 1-800-734-7603 or https://shop.eargo.com/trial.

  3. Couple of questions.
    I have a concern about the warranty. My current hearing aides have to have a filter replaced periodically. At $399 a time this could get expensive… And the current hearing aid company provides that service free, as well as the occasional concerns I have. I realize with the cost it was paid up front, but insurance is covering it and probably will not cover repair on yours.
    Second why is the warranty time so short? Insurance only cover a part every 2-3 years.

    • Jennifer D. Reply

      Our devices are similar to technological devices (like smartphones) and the lifetime of the product will be dependent on the wearer’s type and frequency of usage. Please call our team of personal hearing guides with questions at 1-800-734-7603, or learn about our money-back guarantee and warranty hear: eargo.com/misc/warranty

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