My life has improved dramatically with Eargo Max! I can hear again. I am aided by hearing aids that you can’t see and I am the life of the party once again!

– Bill Mykytka

Introduction – by Steve Eagon

In January of this year we introduced Eargo Max to our lineup and couldn’t have been more excited! The core features that created the Eargo buzz a few years ago – virtually invisibility, rechargeability, unsurpassed comfort, and an accessible price point – were greatly enhanced with a new digital processor (or the “engine” as we like to call it). Eargo Max now provides improved sound quality with 3 levels of noise reduction, dynamic feedback control, sound profile memory, and convenient voice indicators. Yeah, our engineers have been really busy. And our clients are loving it, we even received an incredible offer from “Shoreline” Bill Mykytka to be an Eargo Max ambassador. His story is one we hope inspires others to try Eargo Max and live life to their fullest!

My Eargo Max Journey – by Bill Mykytka (as told to Steve Eagon)

Bill Mykytka with active lifestyle using Eargo Hearing Aids

I have two jobs. In the mornings I work for the City of Mountain View as a Volunteer Coordinator and Corporate Sponsorship Coordinator. In the afternoon and weekends, I am a PGA golf instructor at the local golf course.

Eargo has been a life saver for me! About 5 years ago, I was told that I had “Severe Hearing Loss” and would need hearing aids. In my meeting at that time, I told the folks at the hearing center that I only would look at hearing aids that you couldn’t see! I was told that my hearing was bad enough that I needed the type of hearing aid that was visible behind the ear. I was only 53 at the time, and I am very immature for my age, so I chose not to get hearing aids because I felt that they would make me look old!

So I suffered. I went to meetings and tried to sit in the middle of the table so I could hear what people were saying. I found myself not participating in these business meetings because I couldn’t hear what people were saying. I found myself trying to sneak my cupped hand up to my ear to try to hear. For the most part, I smiled a lot, shook my head in acknowledgment and had no idea what anybody was talking about.

Bill Mykytka with active lifestyle using Eargo Hearing Aids

At my job at the golf course, I teach some young kids with high register voices. The high registers that I can’t hear! I found myself asking the kids to repeat what they said, many times more than once. Sometimes I would just laugh like I heard what they said, but I really didn’t.

Finally at home, my wife got sick of me saying “What?” when she was trying to have a conversation with me! She told me to get some hearing aids!

It was Christmas and I went to a Christmas party with my brother-in-law’s friends. I couldn’t hear what anybody was saying in the large room with lots of people. I was always the life of the party in my younger days. It’s hard to be the life of the party when you don’t have a clue as to what other party goers are talking about! At the party, I met a guy who after realizing I was hard of hearing, told me about Eargo.

I was very happy to that Eargo could help my hearing and was hidden in my ear canal. This is exactly what I was looking for!

I gave them a try! 

Eargo Max has been all I could have ever wanted! 

Bill Mykytka with active lifestyle using Eargo Hearing AidsAt work, I can sit anywhere in the room during one of our meetings and I can hear every word! I am more engaged in the meetings now, because I can hear what my fellow workers are talking about!

At the golf course, my students don’t have to repeat themselves over and over anymore! I can hear everyone including the kids with the high register voices!

At home, my wife is thrilled! I can understand every word she says to me! 

I don’t hide the fact that I wear hearing aids. When I tell my co-workers and golf students I am wearing my Eargo, they look at my ears and say….”You are wearing them now?! You can’t even see them!”

My life has improved dramatically with Eargo Max! I can hear again. I am aided by hearing aids that you can’t see and I am the life of the party once again!

Thanks, Eargo Max!!