Categories: Hearing Aids

How Eargo Hearing Aids Compare to Behind-the-Ear Devices

Eargo SXSW Award

Have you heard the good news? Eargo recently won SXSW’s Style & Wearable Tech’s Innovation award!

This award is given to new hardware that “revolutionizes the convenience, comfort, functionality, efficiency, and fashion of having a device literally on you.” To put that in simpler terms, it’s given to really cool devices. And Eargo? It’s really, really cool.

What makes Eargo so cool, and how does it compare to traditional behind-the-ear (BTE) hearing aids?

Comparing Eargo to Traditional BTE Hearing Aids

  • Eargo is easy.
  • Eargo is there for you whenever, wherever.
  • Eargos are rechargeable.
  • Eargos are comfortable.
  • Eargo fits your lifestyle.
  • Eargo is affordable.
  • Eargo is invisible—but powerful.
Eargo Neo: a cut above

Eargo is Easy

We’ve simplified the hearing aid journey, so you don’t have to worry about being inconvenienced. No more in-office appointments, no hearing tests, and no waiting. Just go online, order a pair of Eargos, and we’ll deliver crystal-clear sound directly to your door in no time at all. 

Unlike traditional hearing aids, which often require wearers to fiddle with small buttons and dials for proper usage, Eargos are easy as pie. All you have to do is pop them in your ears and go—no tiny buttons required. And to adjust the sound setting, just tap your ear two times to quickly and discreetly change between sound profiles.

Eargo is There for You Whenever, Wherever 

We pair you with a Personal Hearing Professional from day one. Think of them as a cross between an encyclopedia of hearing knowledge and your ears’ number one fan. They’ll provide tips and tricks to help you make the most of your Eargos. 

And it doesn’t stop there—you’ll have unlimited support throughout your hearing journey. No appointments necessary. You can call them from the comfort of your couch.

Your Personal Hearing Professional can even make custom adjustments to your hearing experience over the phone via the Eargo app. Next time you’re on the phone with us, your PHP can recommend personalized sound settings and send them directly to your device. Neat, huh?

Check out our mobile app on the App Store and Google Play 

Eargos are Rechargeable

Eargos are completely rechargeable, so you can forget about fussing with—and spending hundreds of dollars on—tiny batteries that come in most traditional hearing aids.

And your Eargo case is more than just a pretty face. It’s also a charger. Once the case is fully charged, it can power your hearing aids up to a week. Just pop them in the case at night before you go to sleep, and a full charge will last you all day. 

Need juice faster? Simply pop your Eargo Neos in the case for 30 minutes on the way to dinner or the movies, and you’re guaranteed a few hours of uninterrupted sound.

Eargos are Comfortable

Our new Flexi Palms are like a snug, silicone hug for your ear, which blows the hard, inflexible plastic used in traditional hearing aids out of the water.

Unlike a plastic device that completely plugs your ear, our patented Flexi Palms suspend Eargo devices so comfortably in the ear canal that you may even forget you’re wearing them. The design allows air to flow into your ear canal, which is great for letting in natural sound but also let’s your ears breathe, keeping them cool and comfortable.

Eargo Fits Your Lifestyle

Eargo devices are designed to fit seamlessly into your everyday life, from the big events to the small. Hear how Eargo fits into Cecil’s active lifestyle.

Take phone calls, for example. Sometimes hearing aid wearers experience feedback when talking on the phone. Not to get too technical on you, but the proximity can create a feedback loop between the phone’s speaker and the hearing device’s microphone. Basically, it makes phone calls a pain in the neck. To combat that, Eargo has a special sound profile that’s designed specifically for phone calls—because hearing aids shouldn’t get in the way of any part of your life, no matter how small they are.

Eargo is Affordable

And while it might seem like a device this cool should cost an arm and a leg, Eargos are actually pretty affordable. Because at the end of the day, we wanted Eargo to fit both your lifestyle and your budget. That’s why our hearing aids are half the cost of traditional hearing aids and why we offer low monthly payments through financing. Not to mention all that money you’ll save on batteries and appointments.

Eargo is Invisible—but Powerful

Eargo devices are sleek, discreet, and will keep your hearing loss under wraps. While traditional hearing aids are visible and often wrap around the outside of your ear, Eargo hearing aids are practically invisible. But they’re so cool, you just might find yourself wanting to show them off—especially if you’re the proud owner of Eargo Neo. 

Eargo Neo is a completely redesigned, completely stylish device. We shaved off every possible millimeter to give Eargo Neo a streamlined look for our best fit yet. It’s a device you’d expect to see on a runway in Paris—if you could see it at all, that is. 

Eargo Neo also packs our crispest, clearest sound yet. Featuring our highest audio fidelity ever, less feedback, and even better noise reduction, it’s an audiophile’s dream come true. 

So let’s see, Eargos are convenient, comfortable, functional, efficient, and fashionable. Looks like we checked off all five. And we’ve got a sweet new trophy to prove it. 

But don’t take our word for it—take the word of actual Eargo users, who took some time out of their busy days of hearing life to the fullest to drop us a line.

Good reviews are music to our ears. And we’d love for you to be the next!

If you want to experience our award-winning device for yourself, which was also named one of TIME’s best inventions of 2018, you can check out our revolutionary hearing aids at, or request a free non-working sample pack.

Amanda Bellister

Amanda is Eargo's intrepid copywriter. She spends her days sipping coffee and brainstorming ear puns. So far, she's penned aurally good one or two.

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