Eargo’s personal hearing guide truly cared about my situation and came to understand me. He did what I practiced for years and what I teach students to do today – he had a conversation with me and listened. He didn’t just try to sell me Eargo hearing aids, but instead guided me to try them first. -Eliot
Recently, I had the opportunity to speak with Eliot from Pennsylvania and we found we have quite a few things in common. Our mutual love for music, sales and business, and a passion for teaching allowed us to really click.
Eliot’s story of struggling with hearing loss and finding Eargo was inspiring to me. Like many Eargo clients, Eliot’s advice to readers is simple: “Don’t wait as long as I did to do something about your hearing. You have no idea what you’re missing!” We couldn’t agree more.
Hear is Eliot’s personal Eargo Success Story in his words.
Eliot’s Eargo Max Success Story (as told to Steve Eagon)
When I was a little boy, music was a daily part of my life. I remember the joy of hearing birds sing. It was always exciting to listen to the daily street noises and I would try to make up songs using these everyday sounds. My brother would play piano and my mother would sing along. Her voice was like that of an angel, at least that’s the way I remember it. I sang along and so did my dad. To this day, music still is a very important part of my life.
A 40-year career in sales and marketing in the automotive industry taught me the value of a good conversation and the art of listening. It is critical to hear the nuance of what someone says. Today, I am frequently asked to speak to young people at automotive training schools to teach them the art of listening, good communication, and how to act professionally during their career.
As time went by, I noticed difficulty hearing in many situations. High notes in music began to sound distant and lonely, and I would misunderstand words while meeting with clients and teaching students. While watching TV with my wife, I would raise the volume to where it was annoying for her and lose the clarity of words that had similar sounds but didn’t fit in the sentence. The two things that mattered so much to me – music and conversation – had begun to fade away. And to make matters worse, my twin four-year-old grandchildren would say the most wonderful things but I could not understand them. I knew what was happening, and I wasn’t happy about it. My hearing was fading.
I finally decided to have my hearing tested. Shocked at the results and the price of hearing aids on the market, I started my quest for a different solution. I tried everything. I bought many inexpensive hearing devices and still couldn’t hear well. I tried very expensive styles that fit on top of the ear, but didn’t want people to know I wore hearing aids. Then, I found Eargo’s tiny, state-of-the-art rechargeable hearing aids. Bonus: they were actually affordable.
Eargo’s personal hearing guide truly cared about my situation and came to understand me. He did what I practiced for years and what I teach students to do today – he had a conversation with me and listened. He didn’t just try to sell me Eargo hearing aids, but instead guided me to try them first. I couldn’t go wrong with a 45-day trial period to test Eargo Max.
To my surprise, I could hear water dripping in the kitchen, birds singing, music sounded natural and crisper, and most importantly I could hear and understand my grandchildren. As an extra added touch, Eargo had one of their hearing health professionals, Sarah, reach out to me twice during my first couple weeks to make sure I was using the device properly and hearing more of life. To say I’m satisfied is an understatement, and I have high expectations!
All I can say is thank you Eargo for making these extraordinary hearing aids and building great customer service. And the next time I’m in your area, I hope you’ll let me come speak to your team. We’ll have a great time and learn a lot from each other! Speak with a personal hearing guide today. We’re all ears at 1-800-734-7603.